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Pumzi is a Kényan film of genre Drama directed by Wanuri Kahiu released in USA on 10 july 2010

Pumzi (2009)

Pumzi
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Released in USA 10 july 2010
Directed by
OriginKenya
Genres Drama,    Science fiction
Rating73% 3.6578953.6578953.6578953.6578953.657895

Pumzi is a Kenyan science-fiction short film written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu. It was screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of its New African Cinema program. The project was funded with grants from the Changamoto arts fund, as well as from the Goethe Institut and Focus Features' Africa First short film program which are also to distribute the work. Kahiu hopes to expand the short into a full-length feature. The film is in English, but the title is Swahili for "Breath".

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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.

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