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Veve

Project information

Talent Roselidah Obala
Role of participant Editor
Director Simon Mukhali
Status finished

Production details

Running time 94 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2014
Countries of Production Kenya , Germany
Production Companies
Tom Tykwer - One Fine Day Films
Sarika Hemi Lakhani - One Fine Day Films
Website http://www.onefinedayfilms.com


still / picture for Veve


Synopsis

"VEVE" is a high- octane multi character story that gives a glimpse of the contemporary realities within the Khat trade in Kenya.
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 extra marital 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 who has run away from home and turned to stealing. Maua ́s Veve Farmers led by Mzee want to form a union in order 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.


Participation in international festivals / awards

Veve premiered at the Durban International Film Festival 2014
Veve showed Filmfest Hamburg 2014 and Cinématographiques de Carthage / Carthage Film Festival 2014.
Veve got three nominations at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCAs) 2015 in three categories i.e best editing, Best Art Director and Best Indigenous Language - Swahili and won in the Best Indigenous Language- Swahili Category.