Veve
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Thu, Apr 16, 2015 2:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1Fri, Apr 24, 2015 9:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Veve
Program:Images of Africa
Cine Global
Tags:Drama
Thriller
Politics
Social Justice
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2014
Runtime:95
Type:Narrative Feature
Country:Kenya
Germany
Language:Swahili
English
Website:https://www.facebook.com/vevefilm
Print Source:The Festival Agency
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/103515368
Cast/Crew
Director:Simon Mukali
Producer:Sarika Hemi Lakhani
Tom Tykwer
Siobhain "Ginger" Wilson
Cinematographer:Shiv Mandavia
Mayye Zayan
Editor:Roselidah Taabu Yogo
Principal Cast:Emo Rugene
Lizz Njagah
Conrad Makeni
Lowry Odhiambo
Screenwriter:Natasha Likimani
Description

Veve is the latest vivid and socially conscious film from the Nairobi/Berlin collaborative producers of the award-winning dramas Nairobi Half Life and Something Necessary.

Set in Kenya, it documents the double-crossing lives of those trading in khat or ‘veve’, a mildly narcotic crop grown in the Meru region of the country. As Amos, a corrupt politician, attempts to edge a competitor out of the khat business for his own greed-fuelled gains, his wife finds solace in the arms of the local bad-boy—not knowing that her new lover is intent on destroying her husband.



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