A goat for a vote

The recent elections in their country have left many Kenyans feeling relieved. Although not free of suspicions of fraud, the elections, held in 2013, proceeded in relative calm compared to the large-scale outbreaks of violence four years ago.

At Majaoni Secondary School a next generation of Kenyan voters learn about democracy. It is the annual school elections, and three students compete for the prestigious position of school president. Magdalene, who has to prove herself in an environment dominated by boys, aims to unite her fellow female students in a fight for equal rights. Harry, who lives in a poor area of town, hopes that becoming school president can help him to take care of his family in the future. And the charming Said, known by his friends as the drill sergeant of the scouts club; he is a fast learner in the game of Kenyan politics. It is the endless enthusiasm and motivation of these three candidates that predicts a fierce election battle.


  • Length: 50' min
  • Release: 2014, september
  • Genre: documentary
  • Production Company: VENFILM l Een van de Jongens
  • Sales Agent: Scorpion TV


  • Director: Jeroen van Velzen
  • D.O.P.: Stef Tijdink
  • Line Producer: Esther Eenstroom
  • Sound Design: Alex Booy
  • Editor: Daan Wijdeveld
  • Co-producer: IKON
  • Producers: Maarten van der Ven, Hasse van Nunen, Renko Douze
A goat for a vote

Nederlands Film Festival

Gouden Kalf


Special mention

Millenium Festival Brussel

Vision Jeune