Nature is extinct. The outside is dead. Asha lives and works in a specially designed indoor community. When she receives a box in the mail containing soil, she plants an old seed in it, and the seed starts to germinate. Asha appeals for permission to investigate the possibility of life on the outside, but is denied. Asha’s only hope—and the only hope for humankind—is for her to break out of the community and seek a place where she can plant the precious seedling.
(20mins) | Kenya
A native of Kenya, Wanuri Kahiu’s passion for film started at 16 when she worked on a documentary about female genital mutilation. After attending UCLA’s Master Programme in Film Directing, she directed her first film, the documentary The Spark that Unites (2006). Her first Kenyan film was the short Ras Star (2007). In 2008, she completed her first feature film, From a Whisper then made a documentary about the life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, For Our Land (2009). Her latest film is a science fiction short, Pumzi (2009).