Soko Sonko (The Market King)

Soko Sonko (The Market King)


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Director: Ekwa Msangi
Country: Kenya/USA, 2014, 23 mins
Synopsis: When her mother falls sick, Kibibi’s father, Ed, is tasked with taking her to the market to get her hair braided before school begins. Soko Sonko is a hilarious, fish‐out‐of‐water roller‐coaster of a journey, about a well‐intended dad who braves the fires and goes where no man has gone before…because only women have been there! This story is inspired by and dedicated to the director’s late father, Prof. K.F. Msangi, the only African man he knew who faithfully and enthusiastically took his young daughter to the market regularly to get her hair braided!