Oct 19, 2019
Film Screening: VEVE
Set in Maua, Veve follows the lives of multiple characters trying to find themselves in a world of political intrigue, revenge, love and longings for success complemented by the background of the thriving yet unregulated Veve business.
Amos, an ambitious politician, is running for another term as Maua MP whilst facing his opponent Wadu in the extension of his veve empire. His wife Esther discovers the true nature of his affairs and seeks solace in Kenzo, a conflicted young man out to seek vengeance for his father’s death. Sammy, Amos’ right hand man, has to choose between being loyal to his work and being a caring father to his 12-year-old son Kago. Maua´s Veve Farmers want to farm a union to force Amos to pay decent prices for their veve. Clint, a hedonistic wannabe documentary filmmaker meddles to far, blind of the dangers he is putting himself and others into. All are in search of purpose not knowing, that their destinies are entwined in more ways than they imagine.
Director: Simon Mukali
Written by: Natasha Likimani
Starring: Lowry Odhiambo, Emo Rugene, Lizz Njagah Konstantara
Cinematographer: Mayye Zayed, Shiv Mandavia
Production Designer: Ayako Bertolli
Editor: Roselidah Taabu Yogo
Original Music: Matthias Petsche
Film supported by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Film- and Medienstiftung NRW, Goethe-Institut Nairobi, ARRI Film & TV Services