|Pumzi, a Kenyan sci-fi movie|
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.
|Kudzani Moswela, hiding her assets|
The film's writer and director Wanuri Kahiu, who has an interesting blog, sees her high-tech filmmaking as a continuation of an ancient, tribal storytelling tradition. Her movie From a Whisper received a total of twelve nominations and earned five awards at the 5th African Movie Academy Awards in 2009.
The movie raises interesting questions, such as "Who owns water?"
Here's the stunning trailer: