'Softie' Chronicles A Political Activist Who Decides To Run For Office

September 14 2020

Shadow and Act has the exclusive trailer premiere for the upcoming film Softie, which debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

Here's the official description: Boniface “Softie” Mwangi has long fought injustices in his country as a political activist. Now he’s taking the next step by running for office in a regional Kenyan election. From the moment Boniface decides to run, telling his wife, Njeri, in passing with a hesitant laugh, he responds to each challenge with optimism. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents becomes increasingly harder to combat with idealism alone. And Boniface soon finds that challenging strong political dynasties is putting his family at risk. Should country really come before family, as he’s always believed?

Our Sundance review of the film reads, "Softie is a grim assessment of both the cost of revolution and modern-day manhood. Women are often told that they can't have it all when it comes to their professional and personal lives, and Softie suggests that it's the same for men."

Watch the trailer below:

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The film will be available to watch in virtual cinemas beginning Sept. 18. Get details on how to watch here.

 

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by Trey Mangum on September 14 2020
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