Judy Kibinge was born in Nairobi and studied at Manchester Polytechnic. She is the founder of DOCUBOX, a documentary film fund for East Africa. She has directed the features Dangerous Affair (02), Project Daddy (04), and Something Necessary (13).
Set in the aftermath of the violence that erupted following Kenya’s 2007 elections, this tremendously moving film follows the attempts of a widow and an ex-gang member to move on. Something Necessary elucidates the essential value of forgiveness, and the ways in which every one of us can seek dignity in the face of despair.