Africa First: Volume One, the first in a series of short film collections from some of Africa’s most compelling new talent, is now available for digital download, and will be available on DVD May 10th.

Focus Features’ Africa First program is an initiative designed exclusively for filmmakers of African nationality and residence, and presents annual awards to filmmakers from around the continent. After touring film festivals around the world, the short films are now available for audiences everywhere.

Pumzi by Wanuri Kahiu, one of the filmmakers included in our 2011/2012 Black Filmmakers to Watch, is just one of the four shorts included in the collection.

See the trailer for Africa First: Volume One below: