Director / Writer
Sam Soko is a film director and writer based in Nairobi who seeks out stories that enable him to engage in socio-political storytelling. His work on short realist and socially conscious projects in music and fictional films has allowed him to connect and work with artists around the world, from activist creatives in South Sudan and Zimbabwe to internationally renowned artists such as Aloe Blacc. His satirical radio play the ‘New Bwana’, that speaks to hope and possibility was produced by BBC 4. For the past four years, he has been filming his first feature documentary project focusing on activism in Kenya. This strengthened his belief to continue to expose elements of humanity through narratives that dare to defy the status quo and indeed ourselves.