The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Film and Discussion - Screening of 'Crumbs' + Afrofuturism debate

producer/director/writer Miguel Llansó

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Impact Hub Birmingham, 58 Oxford Street, Birmingham B5 5NR
A 'Yellow Wednesday' event.
6:30 to 9:30pm, Tickets £5.00.

"Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentrism, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of black people, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past."

Crumbs is a Spanish/Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction film that premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival in 2015. The story is set against the background of spectacular post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscapes, where our diminutive superhero Gagano - on the one hand gripped by daydreams and on the other by constant fears - has had enough of collecting the valuable crumbs of decayed civilisation, the valuable high points of which are merchandise from Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan. When a spaceship that has been hovering high in the sky for years starts showing signs of activity, Gagano has to overcome his fears - but also a witch, Santa Claus and second-generation Nazis - to find out that things aren't quite the way he thought.

Producer/director/writer Miguel Llansó, starring Daniel Tadesse, Selam Tesfayie.
Spain/Ethiopia, 2015, 68 mins

More information about the film can be found on the IMDb website.

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