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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 â€œWatu Woteâ€. 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 DESIGNERÂ CORY RIZOS
ONLINE EDITOR & COLORIST HAMED (ED) ALEALI, SAM NEBOSCHIZKIJ
PRODUCTION MANAGERS LORA KARISA, MATRID NYAGAH
LINE PRODUCER VALERIE SHAMASH, RUTH MUNYIRIÂ
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
poster by Skylar Aung-Thwin