Thursday, 18 March 2010

iMagine Africa in the Future



Pumzi, directed by Kenyan, Wanuri Kahiu, is Kenya's 20 min Sci-Fi film. In a futuristic Africa, 35 years after World War III (“The Water War”), nature is extinct. The outside is dead. East African survivors of the ecological devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.

Asha lives and works as a museum curator in one of the indoor communities set up by the Maitu Council. When she receives a box in the mail containing soil, she plants an old seed in it and the seed starts to germinate instantly. Asha appeals to the Council to grant her permission to investigate the possibility of life on the outside but the Council denies her exit visa. Asha breaks out of the inside community to go into the dead and derelict outside to plant the growing seedling and possibly find life on the outside.
from the Liberator Blog & Wired.com

4 comments:

uglyblackjohn said...

Aw KayDub...
That's jacked up.
How you ganna' give us that little taste of the film with no info of when/where one can see the whole thing?

KonWomyn said...

LOL! Nah UBJ I wouldn't leave ya hanging like that. The movie's not out yet, but will def be on the lookout for it & holla at ya.

Anonymous said...

Looks interesting, it was at Sundance 2010. She wants funding to make it into a 90 min film. There is an interview on Jamati.com you should read.

ST

KonWomyn said...

Wsssup ST!
Thanks for checking out the blog, how u? Will checkout the interview.