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"A tremendous film." —The Times

"A riveting run through Kenya's bloody political battlefield." —Variety

"Softie really moved me. If you believe in governments for the people, by the people and of the people, this film is for you." —Lupita Nyongo

Daring and audacious, "Softie" Mwangi is one of Kenya's most accomplished photojournalists. But when he faces not only corruption but death threats to his wife, Njeri, and their children, he must decide whether his ideals are worth his family's safety. Is winning an election worth any price? As captured in director Sam Soko's Sundance jury award-winning documentary, running for election could be Softie's most difficult assignment yet.

WINNER - Special Jury Award, 2020 Sundance Film Festival
WINNER - Best Documentary, 2020 Lunenburg Doc Fest
WINNER - Best African Documentary, 2020 Encounters South African
International Documentary Festival
WINNER - Best Documentary (Oscar Qualifying Award), 2020 Durban International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2020 CPH:DOX
Official Selection, 2020 Full Frame Film Festival
Opening Night, 2020 Human Rights Film Festival in Berlin Opening Night, 2020 Hot Docs Film Festival

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