Film Screening: Something Necessary

On Saturday 27th July, we had the pleasure of hosting the screening of Something Necessary. ABOUT THE FILM Rated as suitable for general audiences, Something Necessary is a film about a pivotal period in the life of Anne. She struggles to rebuild her life after the 2007 elections, a period that claims the life of her husband, the health of her son and leaves her isolated farm in ruins. Joseph, a troubled young gang member who participated in the countrywide post-election violence, is drawn to Anne and her farm seemingly in search of redemption. Both he and Anne need something that only the other can give to allow them to shed the painful memories of their past and move on – but will either of them find it? Many thanks to the film’s director, Judy Kibinge, for joining us for a Q&A session with the audience afterwards! FILM CREDITS Director: Judy Kibinge Written by: Mungai Kiroga & JC Niala Starring: Susan Wanjiru, Walter Kipchumba Lagat, David Koprotich Mutai, Anne Kimani, Carolyne Chebiwott Kibet, Benjamin Nyagaka, Chomba Njeru, Hilda Jepkoech, Kipng’eno Kirui Duncan Cinematographer: Yinka Edward Production Designer: Naia Barrenechea Editor: Justin Wachira Original Music: Xaver von Treyer Supported by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Film and Medienstiftung NRW, Goethe-Institute Nairobi, ARRI Film & TV Services and Hubert Bals Fund. *Bunk film screenings are presented by Book Bunk in partnership with Nairobi City County, British Council and Goethe-Institut Nairobi*