Pumzi is a short film about “a dystopian future 35 years after water wars have torn the world apart. East African survivors 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.” It was written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu, a Kenyan woman who won a grant from Focus Films’ Africa First short film program.
Lithuanian born artist Monika Bielskyte now resides in Paris where she works primarily in with photography and video based installations that also include text and music. She has traveled the world over to generate her work and sifting through it is akin to opening a dark box of haunted dreams. Spend some time looking through her projects. Each one unlocks a new and beautiful reward. Every image is considered and as a whole the projects build upon image after image leaving you in the darkest recesses of imagination.