Crumbs at New African Film Festival

  • Film
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Tue, March 15 —
    Thu, March 17, 2016
Crumbs at New African Film Festival

Miguel Llansó’s postapocalyptic sci-fi romance, a Spain-Ethiopia-Finland co-production, premieres at the 10th annual New African Film Festival.

AFI Silver is proud to host the 10th annual New African Film Festival, co-presented by AFI, TransAfrica and afrikafé. This year’s festival —the biggest yet— showcases the vibrancy of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent.


  • On Tuesday, March 15 at 9:30 pm. Buy tickets.
  • On Thursday, March 17 at 5:15 pm. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Miguel Llansó, 68 minutes, Ethiopia / Spain / Finland, 2015.
  • In Amharic and Afrikaans with English subtitles. View trailer.

Set against the backdrop of spectacular post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscapes, the film follows a strange-looking scrap collector, Gagano (the charismatic Daniel Tadesse). Alternately gripped by daydreams and constant fears, the diminutive Gagano has had enough of collecting the priceless crumbs of decayed civilization, including the most valuable: 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 must overcome his fears —as well as a witch, Santa Claus and second-generation Nazis— to discover things aren’t quite what he thought.


Venue map

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910

More information

AFI Silver


Co-presented by AFI, Africa World Now Project and africafé



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