Short synopsis:

SOMETHING NECESSARY is a film about a pivotal period in the life of Anne, a woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya following the 2007 elections, claiming the life of her husband, the health of her son and leaving her isolated farm in ruins. Joseph, a troubled young gang member who participated in the countrywide 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?

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Chicago International Film Festival 2013: Nominated for Audience Choice Award International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014
Toronto International Film Festival 2013, NorthAmerica Premiere
Montreal International Black Film Festival 2013: Official Selection International Film Festival Panama 2014
WOW Wales One World Film Festival 2014 NY African Film Festival 2014
Festival de Cine Africano de Cordoba 2013

Subjects: African Cinema, African Studies, World Cinema

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ORIGINAL TITLE: Something Necessary

YEAR: 2013
GENRE: Feature Film – Drama

DURATION: 85 min.

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Swahili, Kikuyu, English and Kalenjin


DIRECTOR: Judy Kibinge

CAST: Susan Wanjiru, Walter Kipchumba Lagat, David Koprotich Mutai, Anne a.o.

PRODUCTION: One Fine Day Films, Ginger Ink. Films Kenya