Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused
“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” by Eurythmics
This song comes to mind when describing Veve the movie. Veve is a Kenyan movie which revolves around the business of selling Miraa or khat. Veve is the slang world for miraa.
The movie is the 4th film from the producers of the internationally acclaimed Nairobi Half life and also the movie Something Necessary. The premier will be going down at the Nakumatt Junction on Thursday 28th after which the public can watch the movie at the cinema.
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.