Friday, September 27, 2013


Pumzi is a 2009 South African/Kenyan science fiction film short. Wikipedia describes the plot:
Set in a post-apocalyptic world in which water scarcity has extinguished life above ground, the short follows one scientist's quest to investigate the possibility of germinating seeds beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi culture.

... 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.
I like the look of this, and I like what the director did with the idea.

via youtube:

Wired interviewed the director. Bitch Magazine calls it, "a poetic, imaginative and assured film". African Screens calls it "a robust film and one I will certainly recommend to all". Clutch says, "There is little doubt that [director] Kahiu is poised to be a trailblazer in the film industry. She is definitely one to keep an eye out for!"

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