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Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Film 'Crumbs' To Make Its US Premiere At The Los Angeles Film Festival

Miguel Llansó's Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi feature-length film 'Crumbs' will make its US premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival.


Photo via Indiepix

In February we shared the bizarre first trailer for Addis Ababa-based Spanish director Miguel Llansó's Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi feature length, Crumbs. Shot in Ethiopia with an all-Ethiopian cast, the 68-minute "romantic, Surrealist science-fiction epic" tells the tale of a "strange-looking" scrap collector by the name of Gagano (played by Daniel Tadesse). According to a description on the film's official site, "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 has to overcome his fears – as well as a witch, Santa Claus and second-generation Nazis — to discover things aren’t quite the way he thought."

After the film made its world premiere in January at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, IndiePix announced they'd acquired all U.S. rights to Crumbs. Now, Shadow & Act reports the film will make its North American premiere in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The project is included in the festival's new Nightfall section of eight films designed to "make audiences squirm." Watch a trailer for Crumbs below, and stay tuned for news on when exactly it will screen at the LA Film Fest (which goes down June 10-18).

H/T Shadow & Act

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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