Wanuri Kahiu’s New Film: Ger Duany – Retrace

December 7, 2010 § 1 Comment

Wanuri Kahiu (Photo by Chris King)

Found out about this on Neo Griot… It took a lot out of Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu to get her science fiction short film Pumzi made. She was already an award-winning film director, who’d scooped up five trophies at the African Movie Academy Awards for her first film From a Whisper. But Pumzi ended up premiering at Sundance Film Festival, and winning at Cannes and Carthage (Tunisia). Well, this time she’s delving into documentary filmmaking, and it could be her greatest challenge yet. The film, Ger Duany – Retrace, follows Ger, a former Sudanese child soldier now living in New York who wants to go back to search for his mother, and to vote for a new Sudan. Ger hasn’t been back in 20 years, and we all know what’s going on in Southern Sudan, so it’s a hugely ambitious project. There’s more information and background on this film from the original article on Neo Griot:

INFO: Be a part of award-winning film director Wanuri Kahiu’s new documentary > This Is Africa – NEO•GRIOT

To help raise funds for the documentary, Ms. Kahiu has a page on the funding site Indiegogo; please check it out. You can watch the trailer for the sci-fi short Pumzi after the jump. Bless…

Ger Duany

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  • […] Wanuri Kahiu’s New Film: Ger Duany – Retrace « Afrofusion LoungeDec 7, 2010 … Well, this time she’s delving into documentary filmmaking, and it could be her greatest challenge yet. The film, Ger Duany – Retrace, follows Ger … […]

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