AfricAvenir screens the Namibian premiere of Kenyan feature film Something
Necessary at the Goethe-Centre in Windhoek on Saturday 22 February at
Directed by Judy Kibinge, the film has been described as “an uplifting parable
about atonement, set against the deadly violence that followed the 2007
elections in Kenya’.
In the film, after Anne (Susan Wanjiru) wakes up from a coma in hospital, she
discovers that her husband is dead and buried and that her son (Benjamin
Nyagaka) is in a coma.
After the violence that erupted after the 2007 elections in Kenya, her family is
one of thousands victimised by the scourge. Despite her family’s pleas to move
to a safer area, Anne sets out to repair her plundered farm, The Haven.
Joseph (Walter Kipchumba Lagat), a young man saddled with shame and guilt
about his past gang activities, wants to distance himself from the men who
dragged him into the violence and is drawn to Anne in a seeming attempt at
Something Necessary was produced by Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Tom Tykwer and
Ginger Wilson (One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink) in 2013 and has shown at
major film festivals worldwide.
Written by Mungai Kiroga and JC Naila, the movie is in Swahili, Kikuyu and
English with English subtitles.
The screening of Something Necessary is supported by AfriCine,
WhatsOnWindhoek, Goethe-Centre/NaDS, Turipamwe Designs and One Fine Day
Films and entrance to watch the film is N$30.
View the trailer here: http://mubi.com/films/something-necessary.