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Wanuri Kahiu is a Director, Scriptwriter and Co-Producer Kényane

Wanuri Kahiu

Wanuri Kahiu
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Birth name Wanuri Kahiu
Nationality Kenya
Birth at Nairobi (Kenya)

Wanuri Kahiu is a Kenyan film director. She has received several awards and nominations for the films which she directed, including the awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009.
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Filmography of Wanuri Kahiu (3 films)

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Director

Rafiki
Rafiki (2018)
, 1h23
Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Origin Kenya
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Rating64% 3.2139453.2139453.2139453.2139453.213945
Kena et Ziki mènent deux vies bien différentes dans un lotissement de Nairobi. Kena travaille dans la boutique de son père et attend de commencer une école d'infirmière, tandis que Ziki, passionnée de danse, passe ses journées à traîner avec ses amis. Leurs chemins se croisent alors que leurs pères se retrouvent en concurrence pour siéger à l'Assemblée départementale. Les deux jeunes femmes commencent alors à développer une attraction l'une pour l'autre.
Pumzi
Pumzi (2009)

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Origin Kenya
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Rating73% 3.6580353.6580353.6580353.6580353.658035
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.
From a Whisper
Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Origin Kenya
Genres Drama
Rating58% 2.917042.917042.917042.917042.91704
From A Whisper is based on the real events surrounding the 7 August bomb attacks on the US Embassy in Nairobi in 1998. Abu is an intelligence officer who keeps to himself. When he meets Tamani, a young, rebellious artist in search of her mother, he decides to help. The discovery of her death churns up memories of Fareed, Abu’s best friend who also lost his life in the attack. The discovery forces them to learn how to forgive, to believe in themselves and confront what they fear the most – the truth.

Scriptwriter

Rafiki
Rafiki (2018)
, 1h23
Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Origin Kenya
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Roles Writer
Rating64% 3.2139453.2139453.2139453.2139453.213945
Kena et Ziki mènent deux vies bien différentes dans un lotissement de Nairobi. Kena travaille dans la boutique de son père et attend de commencer une école d'infirmière, tandis que Ziki, passionnée de danse, passe ses journées à traîner avec ses amis. Leurs chemins se croisent alors que leurs pères se retrouvent en concurrence pour siéger à l'Assemblée départementale. Les deux jeunes femmes commencent alors à développer une attraction l'une pour l'autre.
Pumzi
Pumzi (2009)

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Origin Kenya
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Roles Writer
Rating73% 3.6580353.6580353.6580353.6580353.658035
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.
From a Whisper
Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Origin Kenya
Genres Drama
Rating58% 2.917042.917042.917042.917042.91704
From A Whisper is based on the real events surrounding the 7 August bomb attacks on the US Embassy in Nairobi in 1998. Abu is an intelligence officer who keeps to himself. When he meets Tamani, a young, rebellious artist in search of her mother, he decides to help. The discovery of her death churns up memories of Fareed, Abu’s best friend who also lost his life in the attack. The discovery forces them to learn how to forgive, to believe in themselves and confront what they fear the most – the truth.

Production

Rafiki
Rafiki (2018)
, 1h23
Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Origin Kenya
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Roles Co-Producer
Rating64% 3.2139453.2139453.2139453.2139453.213945
Kena et Ziki mènent deux vies bien différentes dans un lotissement de Nairobi. Kena travaille dans la boutique de son père et attend de commencer une école d'infirmière, tandis que Ziki, passionnée de danse, passe ses journées à traîner avec ses amis. Leurs chemins se croisent alors que leurs pères se retrouvent en concurrence pour siéger à l'Assemblée départementale. Les deux jeunes femmes commencent alors à développer une attraction l'une pour l'autre.