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Human rights activist Boniface Mwangi is set to release afilm that chronicles his life and family
The most awaited film will premiere in Kenya on October 16, 2020, in various cinemas.
The 96 minutes film – dubbed Softie after his childhood nickname explains on the lesser known struggles and accomplishments of the sociopolitical activist.
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The film will be in screened in Eldoret (Rupa Cinema), Mombasa (Nyali Cinemax), Kisumu (Mega Cinema) and at Prestige Cinema, Anga Diamond Plaza, Motion Cinema and Westgate Cinema, in Nairobi.
The film chronicles a seven-year journey beginning with chaos-filled street protests and culminating in Mwangi’s decision to run for a political seat in his old neighbourhood Starehe. He soon finds that challenging strong political dynasties is putting his family at risk.
His wife, Njeri, has long been silent in the background. The decision to run put her and the family on the spot.
The movie’s synopsis, describes Mwangi as daring and audacious, and recognized as Kenya’s most provocative photojournalist.
But as a father of three young children, these qualities create tremendous turmoil between him and his wife.