Cast + Crew:
Kudzani Moswela, Chantelle Burger
January, 2010 (Sundance Film Festival)
Director/s: Wanuri Kahiu
Simon Hansen, Hannah Slezacek, Amira Quinlan (co-producer)
A 20 min Sc-Fi film about futuristic Africa, 35 years after World War III ‘The Water War’.
More Info on This Release:
Asha is a curator at a virtual natural history museum in the Maitu Community located in the Eastern African territory. Outside of the community, all nature is extinct. When she receives a box in the mail containing soil, she decides to plant a seed in it. The seed starts to germinate instantly. Despite repeated instructions from her superior to throw out the soil sample, she appeals to the Council to grant her an exit visa to leave the community and plant the seed. Her visa is denied and she is evacuated from the Museum. Asha decides to break out of the inside community to plant the seed in the ‘dead’ outside. She battles with her own fear and apprehension of the dead and derelict outside world to save the growing plant.
Distributor: Focus Features
Production Company: Inspired Minority Pictures
Running Time: 21
Filming Locations: Cape Town, South Africa