Something Necessary: Story of Resilience and Redemption in Face of Unimaginable Cruelty

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Something Necessary is an intimate moment in the life of Anne, a woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya after the 2008 election. This is the latest production from the One Fine Day Films production company.

Previous successful projects include ‘Soul Boy‘ (2010) and Kenya’s first Academy Award (Oscars) entry ‘Nairobi Half-Life‘ (2012). We have featured ‘Nairobi Half-Life’ here. One Fine Day is headed by Marie Steinmann and Tom Tykwer (Cloud Atlas, Run Lola Run).

This film is available to watch for free today, the eve of Kenya’s elections, at MUBI.

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Last Year’s Tragedy: Kenya’s First Metalcore Band

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Last Year’s Tragedy is a band from Nairobi. They met in university and were brought together by their common musical interests. They are yet to release an album but have been producing a steady stream of popular singles. Listen to there songs at their Bandcamp site.

“Generation Light” is a plea for peace and sanity. It is inspired by the bursts of post-election violence Kenya endured in 2008 due to the presidential elections. The song calls on our generation to ” reject the petty conflict and cycles of revenge of our parents’ generation.” It’s a powerful and brutal track with brief windows of melody.