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Kenya sci-fi series imagines European immigrants fleeing to Africa

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

TV show set in 2062 presents Africa as an oasis which desperate Europeans are risking their lives to reach.

A Nairobi-based sci-fi television series portraying a world in which immigration trends are reversed has been screened for the first time, with producers hoping it will gain a wider distribution.

Usoni, which is set in 2062, tells the story of European refugees fleeing to Africa. Created by Marc Rigaudis of the United States International University in Nairobi, the film casts Africa as an oasis – the only place where the sun continues to shine. It follows a young couple who embark on a dangerous journey to reach the continent but before their dream can be realised, they must overcome the worst of humanity and beat impossible odds.

Speaking to TechMoran, producer Denver Ochieng said: "Usoni is actually a series focusing on the travel of a couple from the natural disaster-stricken Europe to the now illustrious Africa in 2062. It is a story which focuses on the immigration hurdles of Africans to Europe and looks at how it would be if the reverse were to happen."

The pilot episode was screened at the United States International University last week. Now we wait to see if it'll be picked up by television channels.


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