FILMFORUM IM MUSEUM LUDWIG
Nairobi, Kenya: Activists and protestors round up stray pigs and label them with the names of corrupt politicians. The animals symbolise the country’s ruling class, which manages to hold on to power despite years of bloodshed and bureaucratic misconduct. The police intervene and chaos ensues. Boniface Mwangi, the leader of the group, is one of the first to be arrested. His wife Njeri follows him on his uncertain journey to prison.
In SOFTIE, director Sam Soko doesn’t just document the current political situation in Kenya and the unusual and imaginative election campaign led by oppositionist Boniface Mwangi, but also highlights his courageous struggle for justice and social change with historical footage.
SOFTIE Direction: Sam Soko, DCP, OF m. dt. UT, 97 min.