Drexciya – the film.

The all things Drexciyan – Drexciya Research Lab, has come across a science fiction short inspired by the myth of the Drexciya back story. Filmed on location in Africa last year, the 28 minute short shot on Super 16mm had a screening last month in Germany. Alongside the trailer, here’s the synopsis:

Thomas works as a trafficker for European refugees that are seeking a better life in Africa. One day his ship sinks and he finds himself as the only survivor washed up on the African shore. He tries to reach the next megacity: Drexciya, an advanced high-tech world.

Somewhere in the desert he is stopped by a huge light fence. At the end of his rope a group of young Africans stumble across him: Sisay, Kanchebe and Dylis. After a while they decide to take him along. Yet their mission also seems to be a strange one. They are looking for an almost forgotten place.

Lost in the wide desert they come to know each other – speechless, strangers in their own land.

The trailer doesn’t really give much away, still, I’m keen to see the short.

Directed by Simon Rittmeier.