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Soul Boy SOUL BOY is the film debut of the Ghanaian-Kenyan director Hawa Essuman. It developed under the mentorship of the German director and producer Tom Tykwer in Kibera, one of the largest slums in the African continent, located in the middle of Nairobi, Kenya. SOUL BOY tells the story of 14-year old Abila searching for the soul of his father.

Soul Boy

SOUL BOY is the film debut of the Ghanaian-Kenyan director Hawa Essuman. It developed under the mentorship of the German director and producer Tom Tykwer in Kibera, one of the largest slums in the African continent, located in the middle of Nairobi, Kenya. SOUL BOY tells the story of 14-year old Abila searching for the soul of his father.

The “Nyawawa” gives Abi seven tasks to fulfill in order to regain his father’s soul. We follow Abila and his friend Shiku through from the huts of Kibera to the mansions of Karen.
Pumzi screens this evening at Kigali Serena Hotel.


Pumzi

Pumzi, Kenya’s first science fiction film, imagines a dystopian future 35 years after water wars have torn the world apart. East African survivours of the ecological devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.

Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu developed the short film from a small script about what kind of world people would have if they had to buy fresh air.

The short 29 minute film taps into Third World realities and spins them forward for dramatic effect. But to produce Pumzi, Kahiu looked to the past, as well as the future. She researched classic 1950s films to create her movie’s futuristic sets, comparing the processes of matte painting and rear-screen projection with indigenous African artwork.
Pumzi screens this evening at Kigali Serena Hotel.

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