Kenya’s first science fiction film imagines 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. The director Waluri Kahiu researched classic 1950s films to create her movie’s futuristic sets, combining the processes of matte painting and rear-screen projection with indigenous African artwork.