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Something Necessary
76 Ratings


A woman struggles to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya after the 2007 elections, which claimed the life of her husband, the health of her son, and left her home, on an isolated farm in a countryside, in ruins. She now has nothing left but her own resolve.

Our take

A dramatization, but still a realistic account of its filmmaker’s recent history, Kenya’s Judy Kibinge wasted no time in bringing to the screen the atrocities and civil unrest that took place in 2007. Selected for Locarno, Toronto and Rotterdam, this is a breakthrough feature in many respects.