[*Set in the town of Maua (Kenya), VEVE is a slang word for what is internationally known as khat or miraa.]
VEVE is the newest action thriller from the production team behind Nairobi Half Life, Soul Boy, and Something Necessary.
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.
Starring Lowry Denzel Odhiambo, Rugene Emo Mike, Lizz Njagah Konstantaras and Conrad Makeni; VEVE will be previewing at Century Cinemax The Junction – a public screening at the cinema before the official release in Kenya – on Thursday, August 28th at 8:15pm. The feature film is set to arrive at theatres September 5th, 2014.
Check out the trailer below: