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Boniface Mwangi is 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 Njeri. When he wants to run for political office, he is forced to choose: country or family?
Sam Soko is a film director and producer based in Nairobi who seeks out stories that enable him to engage in socio-political spaces. His work on civic literacy projects in music, non-fiction and fiction has allowed him to connect with artists around the world. He is co-founder of LBx Africa, a Kenyan production company that service produced the 2018 Oscar nominated short fiction film “Watu Wote”. Soko’s first documentary feature film SOFTIE is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020.
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WE ARE NOT THE MACHINE
A FILM BY SAM SOKO
PRODUCERS TONI KAMAU, SAM SOKO
EDITED BY MILA AUNG-THWIN, RYAN MULLINS, SAM SOKO
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY JOEL ‘INGO’ NGUI, SAM SOKO, CHRIS RHYS-HOWATH
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY OLIVIER ALARY
SOUND DESIGNER CORY RIZOS
ONLINE EDITOR & COLORIST HAMED (ED) ALEALI, SAM NEBOSCHIZKIJ
PRODUCTION MANAGERS LORA KARISA, MATRID NYAGAH
LINE PRODUCER VALERIE SHAMASH, RUTH MUNYIRI
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER KATIE McKAY
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS BOB MOORE, MILA AUNG-THWIN, DANIEL CROSS, SANDRA WHIPHAM, MARJON JAVADI, JESS SEARCH, BRAMWEL IRO, JUSTINE NAGAN, CHRIS WHITE, MANDY CHANG
World Premiere at SUNDANCE January 2020