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This is Pumzi, a Kenyan film (dr. Wanuri Kahiu) that was one of the films sampled for the awesome Ancillary Justice fan trailer. From Wikipedia: “Nature is extinct. The outside is dead. 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 immediately starts germinating.” @annleckie

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Pumzi is a Kenyan science-fiction short film written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu

A Sc-Fi film about futuristic Africa, 35 years after World War III –The Water War. Nature is extinct. The outside is dead. 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.

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Fun, fierce and fantastical African art | Wanuri Kahiu

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Writer and Director of Pumzi, Wanuri Kahui, Talks about afrofuturism and Africa’s changing standing.

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So excited to show ‘Pumzi’ (Wanuri Kahiu, 2009) to my students tomorrow. One of my favourite sci-fi films, genius Afrofuturism, and an amazing example of what you can do with a short. Bring on the feature already!

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“No More Labels” Wanuri Kahiu at TEDxEuston

I fucks with her criticism of Afro-Futurism.

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Movie Club: Pumzi

Stop what your doing and watch this right now!!! This is Pumzi, a Kenyan Sci-fi short film by the amazingly talented Wanuri Kahiu. Its a must watch!!!

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Africa and science fiction: Wanuri Kahiu’s “Pumzi”, 2009 Interview

Interview of Kenyan film writer/director Wanuri Kahiu, about “Africa and science fiction”, in reference to the sci-fi movie she wrote and directed, “Pumzi”, in 2009.

This interview is part of the exhibition “Si ce monde vows déplaît” in FRAC Lorraine, Metz (France).

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Must watch brilliant talk given by Wanuri Kahiu!