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Part of GFF's Social Justice Film Series, sponsored by the Mauro Family Fund! These impacting and politically driven films will stir you from your seat and into action! Enjoy the show, and don't forget to vote for GFF's Audience Choice Award after, sponsored by Recycle Everywhere!

Photographer and activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi prioritizes his family, country and God, but not in that order. Determined to see an end to political corruption and the British-imposed colonial-era tribalism that has divided Kenyans since before the country’s independence, Softie has placed duty to country above all else, to the great frustration of his wife Njeri, mother to their three children. When Softie decides to enter the regional election, telling Njeri only after the decision is made, he raises the stakes and is quickly brought face to face with the consequences. Attempting an honest campaign in a pay-to-play political landscape, Softie is in uncharted territory and is forced to distill his values and morals to their purest form, while grappling with what is truly important. A complex portrait of an honourable man, Softie raises questions about the demands of activism and the intimate costs of social change - Hot Docs

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    English / Kiswahili/ Kikuyu
  • Country
    Canada / Kenya
  • Director
    Sam Soko