Wageuzi: Transformers-esque Political 3D Animation Film From Africa

Kenyan animator Andrew Kaggia, proves that disability is never inability in his animated short film Wageuziwhich translates from Swahili to English as “The Changemakers.

Referring to politicians and their role in shaping popular culture in Kenya (and in many ways the rest of Africa) this 3D short film showcases Kenya’s main political presidential candidates in a futuristic post-apocalyptic world similar to the popular Hollywood film Transformers.

Here, each of the political candidates duel for supremacy as the race for 2012 begins. Kenya will vote this year – or possibly next year for a new president. The short film is carefully filled with subtle references to political candidates and metaphors behind their personalities.

Culturally relevant and poignant, globally entertaining and amusing.


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