26.9. - 5.10.2019

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.

rated for 0 + years
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.
Orig. Title: Veve
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Kaleidoscope
Director: Simon Mukali
Screenplay: Natasha Likiman
Cast: Emo Rugene, Lizz Njagah, Conrad Makeni, Lowry Odhiambo, Adam Peevers
Producer: Sarika Hemi Lakhani,Siobhan
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Matthias Petsche
Camera: Mayye Zayed, Shiv Mandavia
Set Designer: Ayako Bertolli
Cutter: Roselidah Taabu Yogo
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Rushlake Media
Production: One Fine Day Films
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