Pumzi (2009) is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi short film from Kenya. It is absolutely amazing and I was so excited when I found it on Youtube.
The story is simple, the cinematography is beautifuland the set design has a minimalist edge that is really cool. On top of that Pumzi has a female director (Wanuri Kahiu) and a female protagonist. Refreshingly men almost don’t feature in the film at all.
So check it out if you want a little bit of a change up from your standard Hollywood style science fiction drama.
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