Director & Producer
Moderator: Editing Across Borders
Sam Soko is a documentary filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya. With his captivating approach to socio-political storytelling, he has developed content and collaborated with firebrand artists worldwide. His first feature documentary project, Softie, premiered at the 2020 Sundance film festival, winning a special jury prize for editing. Sam has gone on to receive Emmy, Peabody, and PGA nominations for his work. Sam is an outspoken defender of freedom of expression and has taken part in global conversations on making media matter when the world is on fire. He is also co-founder of LBx Africa, a Kenyan production company that works with local and international filmmakers to bring uniquely African perspectives to global audiences.