Set against stunning Ethiopian landscapes, Crumbs follows the postapocalyptic journey of a strange scrap collector, Gagano.
Alternately gripped by daydreams and constant anxiety, Gagano has had enough of scavenging through the crumbs of a decayed civilization to find such priceless relics as Michael Jordan merch and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys. When a long-dormant spaceship hovering overhead awakens, Gagano has to overcome his fears—as well as a witch, Santa Claus, and a latter-day Nazi—to discover things aren’t quite the way he thought. (68 mins., DCP)
From the director of the acclaimed lesbian romance Rafiki, Pumzi is Kenya’s first science fiction film. Set 35 years after a future world war fought over water, the film follows a botanist who strives to reach the “dead zone” with a plant that she’s been nurturing. (21 mins., digital video)