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Wanuri
Kahiu

“People ask if it’s difficult to blend science fiction and Africa. As far as I know, science and Africa have never been separate.”

​Storyteller and filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya) is part of the youngest generation of African storytellers. As one of the founders of AFROBUBBLEGUM, she makes and celebrates African art that is free of the continent’s problems.

Pumzi (image) is a short film by Wanuri Kahiu set in a future Kenya where water has become a scarce item. The young scientist Asha goes looking for the leftovers of a green world outside the closed city.