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On a train journey across Tanzania, the passengers’ colourful stories come to life. A travelling microcosm that tells a lot about the problems in the country, but also about the human will to survive.
Three days and nights is how long this East-African train journey lasts. From the bustling swarm, the protagonists emerge. In third class we meet Isaya, an old Masai who is confronted with prejudices towards his people. Rukia in second class is an independent woman who runs a bar near the mines. Holding her own in a brutal men’s world, she hopes to find a place where she can start a new life. Peter travels first class. He used to be the leader of a criminal gang; now he is a preacher earning his money by making (poor) followers pay for his dubious services. Director Van Velzen lived in neighbouring Kenya for many years. At the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, the film won the award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary Feature.