This impromptu project was made in Kenya on a train ride from Mombasa to Nairobi last July. A derailment stalled the train for 12 hours, leaving a lot of time to kill for the restless passengers (including me).

Mnyama (the Swahili word for “animal”) follows a girl’s escape from the confines of her train compartment to the savannah outside:

Mimi Pfahler is a San Francisco high schooler who has been reconciling her love for punk rock and hip-hop since 1997.