Kenyan Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o was moved by activist Boniface Mwangi’s documentary “Softie” which chronicles his life and family.
Lupita finally got a chance to watch the film which premiered in Kenya on October 16, 2020, in various cinemas, and did more than just enjoying it.
“It moved me,” Lupita told her 12 million-plus followers on social media.
“As the child of a political activist who witnessed their father being harassed and injured, who wondered when and if he would come home at night, the documentary Softiethefilm really moved me.”
The film, directed by Sam Soko first premiered internationally at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival where it won a special jury prize for editing. In Kenya, several big names were part of the premier though it didn’t catch the attention of many like abroad.
Lupita urged her fans to watch it to get a feel of what her father Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o might have gone through in the 90s while trying to fight president Moi’s regime.
“It is the incredible story about the activist Boniface Mwangi and his journey to uncover the truth behind Kenya’s disheartening politics and corrupt system,” she said.
“If you believe in governments for the people, by the people and of the people, this film is for you! Go to www.softiethefilm.com to find out where you can watch in the USA and Kenya.”
Mwangi was more than thankful for Nyong’o’s post and views. On Facebook, he posted a thankful message saying:
“Thank you Lupita Nyong’o for the love . I believe that we shall liberate Kenya from bad leadership and make everyone’s dream to live a good life possible.”
Watch the trailer below: