Namibia: Kenyan film “Something Necessary” at the Goethe-Centre Windhoek


On Saturday, 22 February 2014 AfricAvenir invited to the Namibian Premiere of the Kenyan film “Something Necessary” at the Goethe-Centre Windhoek, Republic of Namibia.

The Kenyan fiction film “Something Necessary” was directed by Judy Kibinge, and produced by Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Tom Tykwer (director of Run Lola Run, 1998), and Ginger Wilson (One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink) in 2013. The screenplay was written by Mungai Kiroga and JC Naila.

The film begins with disturbing, real video footage of the carnage that occurred after the 2007 elections in Kenya, but the film opts instead to tell the quiet story of one woman’s struggle to move on from the past. Anne (Susan Wanjiru), a nurse and mother who lives with her family on an isolated farm called ‘The Haven’, awakens from a coma to find that her once idyllic life will never be the same.

Something Necessary tells a true story. The film primarily shows how complex things are when it’s not about the statistics of a conflict but the people behind the numbers.

AfricAvenir was awarded the “Toussaint L’Ouverture“ medal, an annual prize given by the Executive Board of the UNESCO for individuals & organizations for their outstanding fight against racism, intolerance and economic exploitation.

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Also see video clip interview with the director Judy Kibinge by clicking here: