Friday, 4 September 2009
DISTRICT 9 CREW WORKED WITH KENYAN FILMMAKER
Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu has just completed shooting Kenya’s first ever science fiction movie. The film, Pumzi (Air) was shot in South Africa. It is a futuristic short film about Kenya at a time when water is a scarce resource and everyone lives inside The Maitu Community. The lead character, Asha, is the only one who dares to escape from the community because she believes there is life on the outside.
Wanuri said she worked with Inspired Minority Pictures the same production team that worked on the Sci-Fi movie District Nine currently showing in cinemas.
Africa and as such it looked like a logical choice. It’s a beautiful film as a result.”
Pumzi will be screened at the opening of the Kenya International Film Festival (KIFF) on October 21.