Wanuri Kahiu

b. Nairobi, Kenya


Pumzi (2009)

Synopsis: Set in a post-apocalyptic world in which water scarcity has extinguished life above ground, this sci-fi short follows one scientist’s quest to investigate the possibility of germinating seeds beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean society.


From a Whisper (2009)

Synopsis: When an intelligence officer and a young, rebellious artist discover that they both lost somebody in the Kenyan U.S. Embassy bombing 10 years ago, they learn how to confront their fears and forgive. Won the best narrative feature award at the Los Angeles Pan African Film Fest in 2010.


Ras Star (2006)

Synopsis: Teenage rapper Amani lives with her devout Islamic uncle and aunt in Nairobi and secretly practices for a talent contest. Her brother Abdosh wants to be her manager. However they become involved with the criminal activities of a local gangster, Mlandimu.

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