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Director's statement

In early 2008, Kenya was rocked by the post election violence that followed the disputed presidential elections. Hundreds of unemployed youth sponsored by unscrupulous politicians committed acts of great violence across the country leaving over a thousand dead and hundreds of thousands internally displaced. SOMETHING NECESSARY is the story of how individuals affected by the politically instigated post election violence in Kenya in 2007/2008 have been forced to live with the consequences of events and how the repercussions of violence last long after the peace treaties have been signed. The film though, does not aspire to tell the story of an entire country, but it instead examines a fragment from a much larger mosaic much as a doctor might examine a single cell in a body ravaged by disease.

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