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Boniface Mwangi’s Oscar-nominated ‘Softie’ film to premiere in Kenya

October 15, 2020 at 13:30
Boniface Mwangi’s Oscar-nominated ‘Softie’ film to premiere in Kenya

Boniface Mwangis Kenyan film Softie is set to premiere in the country tomorrow, in various cinemas at scheduled times.

A film nominated under the best documentary feature in the 2021 Oscar Awards, shortlisted among 40 other documentaries.

Friday, October 16, Softie officially premieres on the Kenyan motherland.

Boniface Mwangi’s ‘Softie’ film to premiere in Kenya

A film shot in Kenya, for a better part of the 2017 elections, written and directed by Sam Soko and produced by Toni Kamau.

The film Softie

The local production attempts to take viewers through the renown political activists life. Right from his street protests, to his activism and also his campaign journey in his bid to join the local political space.

Apart from his journey, his family features as key characters in the play. The one support system that had his back through it all, while advocating for equality and condemned injustices in the country.

Boniface Mwangi’s adorable family

Softiepremieres in Kenya

Anga Diamond Plaza will be screening the film from Friday, October 16, until Thursday, October 22.

Prestige Cinema screens it on October 17 and Motion Cinemas in Donholm screens it on October 20. October 16 to October 22, the film moves to Rupas in Eldoret.

Oscar-nominated ‘Softie’ film premieres

In January 2020, the Kenyan film premiered at Sundance Film Festival where it won a special jury prize for editing. Thereafter, scooping the ‘Best Documentary’ award at the Durban International Film Festival 2020.

Qualifying the Kenyan film for consideration for the Oscar documentary shortlist for the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony.

Boniface Mwangi and film director Sam Soko at the Sundance Film Festival 2020

In the event that ‘Softie’ scoops the Oscars award, then Boniface Mwangi will become the second Kenyan to ever bag the coveted International award after a dear Lupita Nyong’o.

Have a look at the trailer:


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