30.09. - 09.10.2021

Veve Germany, Kenya 2014 | 94 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Simon Mukali

Simon Se’ydou Mukali (*1983) has made numerous short documentaries for a Kenyan TV magazine. In 2012, he directed Let me be a child, a socially critical documentary about street children in Nairobi.

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Amos is a unscrupulous local politician in the Kenyan region of Maua, where the drug khat is farmed, known in the local slang as "veve". Amos, too, is involved in the lucrative business and tries by all means to supplant a competitor. When Amos' wife Esther discovers his crooked dealings, she rejects him and seeks solace in the arms of a younger man. And the fields of veve also have an unpleasant surprise in store: the farmers have organized themselves to force Amos to give them a fair price. With hand-held camera and a documentary style, the film portrays a world of corruption and social injustice. The film was made within the scope of Tom Tykwer's initiative One Fine Day Films.
Original title: Veve
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Caleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Simon Mukali
Screenplay: Natasha Likiman
Cast: Emo Rugene, Lizz Njagah, Conrad Makeni, Lowry Odhiambo, Adam Peevers
Producer: Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Siobhan
Director of Photography: Mayye Zayed, Shiv Mandavia
Music: Matthias Petsche
Production Design: Ayako Bertolli
Editor: Roselidah Taabu Yogo
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Rushlake Media
Production: One Fine Day Films
Contact: One Fine Day Films:


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