1/23 Le France (dir. Djibril Diop Mambety) & Pumzi (dir. Wanuri Kahiu)
Presented by Ken Harrow
In Senegal, poverty-stricken musician Marigo (Dieye Ma Dieye) buys a lottery ticket after his landlady (Aminta Fall) confiscates his instruments in exchange for unpaid rent money and a dwarf (Demba Ba) supplies him with some supposedly lucky digits. Marigo then glues the ticket to his door, hoping to show the landlady that he may have money one day. It’s a winning ticket, though, and now Marigo has to remove his door and carry it for miles in order to claim his fortune.
Pumzi is a Kenyan science-fiction short film written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu. It was screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of its New African Cinema program.