Something Necessary

Director: Judy Kibinge
Countries: Germany and Kenya
Year: 2013
Running Time: 82 min.
Language: Swahili

Anne is struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya after the 2008 elections claiming the life of her husband, the health of her son and leaving her farm in ruins. Joseph, a troubled young gang member who participated in the countrywide violence is drawn to Anne seemingly in search of redemption. Both he and Anne need to shed the painful memories of their past and move on – but will they be able to?

About the Director

Judy Kibinge

Biography: Judy Kibinge is a Kenyan writer and filmmaker. After creating numerous commercials during her eight years in advertising (three as creative director of Pan-African brands such as Coca-Cola North Africa Division, Unilever, and Kenya Breweries), she decided to pursue filmmaking. Her award-winning films include Dangerous Affair (2002), winner of the ZIFF Best East African Production Award, Bless This Land (2005), winner of the Kenya International Film Festival Best Documentary Award, Coming of Age (2007) and Killer Necklace (2009). She owns Seven, an independent production house in Nairobi, Kenya, founded in 2006.

(Source: Through African Eyes – Conversations with the Directors – Volume 2, BONETTI Mahen and SEAG Morgan (Editors), 2010, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.140)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Coming of Age (2009);
Killer Necklace (2009);
Something Necessary (2014).

Filmography:
The Aftermath (2002);
Dangerous Affair (2002);
Project Daddy (2004);
Bless This Land (2005);
A Voice in the Dark (The Story of a Whistleblower) (2005);
Coming of Age (2007);
Peace Wanted Alive (2009);
Killer Necklace (2009);
Something Necessary (2013).