kweliTV | VEVE

VEVE \ 96 mins \ KENYA - GERMANY

Viewer Discretion Advised: Adult Language \ Adult Content \ Rated: R

VEVE follows the lives of multiple characters trying to find themselves in a world of political intrigue, revenge, love and longings for success complemented by the background of the thriving yet unregulated veve business. Amos, an ambitious politician, is running for another term as Maua MP whilst facing his opponent Wadu in the extension of his veve empire. His wife Esther discovers the true nature of his affairs and seeks solace in Kenzo, a conflicted young man out to seek vengeance for his father’s death. Sammy, Amos’ right hand man, has to choose between being loyal to his work and being a caring father to his 12-year-old son Kago. Maua ́s Veve Farmers want to farm a union to force Amos to pay decent prices for their veve. Clint, a hedonistic wannabe documentary filmmaker meddles to far, blind of the dangers he is putting himself and others into.

All are in search of purpose not knowing, that their destinies are entwined in more ways than they imagine. 


Kalasha International Awards: Best Feature, Director, Production Designer; AMVCA 2015: Best Indigenous Swahili Movie; Official Selection - Carthage Film Festival; Official Selection - NBO Film Festival

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Simon Mukali

Simon Se’ydou Mukali is a writer and director born 1983 in Nairobi, Kenya. He studied Architecture before deciding to bite the bullet and switch careers, getting into the world of film. He has worked on several television productions on various freelance assignments. 

Simon always wanted to tell visual stories. He has done numerous short documentaries for the magazine TV series TAZAMA, as well as other productions such as THE SPACE. In 2010, Simon got to make his first fictional short film NAILA’S CLIFF, shot in in Kampala, Uganda, a rousing  experience of shooting an African story. 

In 2012 he was a Content Director on the Kenyan reality series UONGOZI. During this time he directed the feature documentary LET ME BE A CHILD, a social commentary on the state of street children in Nairobi. 

Simon is currently developing a feature film about a young woman seeking to reconnect with her long lost family 20 years after the genocide in Rwanda.

All from this director.