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Exclusive: You Need to See This Afrofuturistic Kung-Fu Fight Scene

The director of Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, 'Crumbs,' shares a sneak peak of his newest Afrofuturistic sci-fi thriller exclusively with OkayAfrica.

The team that brought us the bizarre, Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, Crumbs, has a new sci-fi adventure in the works.


Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway, directed by Miguel Llansó and starring Daniel Tadesse Gagano, is an otherworldly film of weird interdimensional travel, spy plots and fung-fu adventures.

Here's the synopsis:

It's 2035 and Tallinn, now a megalopolis, is managed by an ubiquitous computer program called Psychobook. Undercover agents Gagano and his boss Palmer Eldritch are tasked with protecting psychobook from any and all threats.

When a dangerous virus called "Soviet Union" is detected within psychobook, the agents are assigned the mission to destroy it. During the mission, when accidentally inhaling a strange gas-emitting substance, Gagano becomes trapped in Betta Ethiopia, a parallel reality where he is considered the true heir to the throne. As he tackles the challenge of becoming the new Emperor, a battle breaks out in Betta Ethiopia between the Prime Minister, a firm supporter of the state apparatus and Psychobook, and Reverend Roy, a sect leader who promotes the free use of the substance for truth seeking and liberation purposes. When Gagano befriends Roy Mascarone, a Jesus Christ-like figure, he will learn how to use the substance to travel within realities, knowledge that will finally lead Gagano to the ultimate truth.

Watch the exclusive clip showing an epic fung-fu fight scene below:

The team behind this film is currently raising funds to continue shooting and producing this project. Check out their Kickstarter to learn more.

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu Collapses During Televised Ceremony

Secretary to Cabinet, Simon Miti confirmed that the head of state experienced sudden dizziness during a commemoration ceremony in Lusaka on Sunday.

"His Excellency the President of The Republic of Zambia Dr Edgar Changwa Lungu, this afternoon experienced sudden dizziness while officiating the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture Ceremony. His Excellency recovered immediately and walked to the official car and returned to his residence at The State House," said Secretary to Cabinet Simon Miti in a statement.

This is not the first time the 64-year-old has collapsed during a public engagement. In 2015 President Lungu was rushed to hospital after collapsing during a Women's Day event, according to a report by The Mail and Guardian. After being discharged from Maina Soko Military Hospital in his home country, he was forced to receive specialist treatment in neighbouring South Africa.

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