As we gear into general elections, a nerve-wrecking film titled Something Necessary has been released just in time to remind Kenyans why peace is a necessity.
The movie follows the life of Anne, just after the post poll violence of 2007 where she lost her husband in a brutal raid that left her son hospitalised and her farm in ruins.
Anne's life crosses paths with Joseph who was one of the gang members that attacked her home during the tribal cleansing violence. Both characters need something that only the other can give to allow them to shed the painful memory of their past and move on- but will either of them find it?
The movie premièred to an invite-only crowd from the entertainment industry at the Junction where all four cinemas were booked for the screening.
Judy Kibinge, the movie's director told Word Is, "Everything in the film is deliberate including the casting. Like the role played by Joseph, he is just a guy doing ordinary things. The movie was meant to feel real. These new faces enhanced honesty and delivered their roles well. I work with a cast according to the character on demand."
The 85-minute film is a co-production of a local company, Ginger Ink films and Germany company, One fine day films. For local film enthusiasts, it will continue to be screened in February in various cinemas for Sh400.