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motion :: pumzi.

January 28

this is the trailer for Pumzi, a short film about “a dystopian future 35 years after water wars have torn the world apart. 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.” it was written and directed by wanuri kahiu, a kenyan woman who won a grant from focus films’ africa first short film program.

it is showing at sundance with the hopes of being picked up and turned into a feature film, something i would totally see.  there are some aspects that remind me of wall-e, the island and thx 1138… matched with low saturation, high levels of technology, and many aspects of classic sci-fi films.  it all seems great to me, after all, when’s the last time you saw an african sci-fi movie?

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