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Title:

SOMETHING NECESSARY

Country:Kenia 2013
Format:DCP
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:85 Minutes
Film series:13. African Film Festival


Director :Kibinge, Judy Nini
Screenplay:KIROGA, MUNGAI
Cinematography:Edward, Yinka
Editing:Krämer,Christian
 Wachira, Justin
Music:Petsche, Matthias
Sound:Lempert, Matthias
  
Cast:Lagat, Walter
 Wanjiru, Susan
Producer:Lakhani, Sarika Hemi
 Tykwer, Tom
 Wilson, Ginger
Production company:Ginger Ink Films
  One Fine Day Films



Storyline



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Kenya, 2007: the contested and controversial presidential elections lead to violent clashes. Hired by power-hungry politicians, groups of unemployed youths maraud around the country. More than 1,200 people die and 300,000 are displaced, including Anne. Following the unrest, she awakens in a hospital and discovers that her life is in ruins: her husband is dead, her son is in a coma, and her farm was burnt to the ground. Yet she returns to her remote patch of land to attempt a new beginning. But Joseph, a member of the deadly gang, still lives in her neighbourhood.

Judy Nini Kibinge explained her intention with the film: “Anne’s story is the story of all Kenyans after this violent time. At some point, she realised that she could not simply forget about all that she experienced, but rather she had to deal with the causes and remember to find a way to keep living.” The film has been considered for awards at festivals in Rotterdam, Chicago, and Toronto.