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2010: African Railway

28 April – New film ‘African Railway’ broadcast on BBC Four

“Stranded in the African bush when his train breaks down, journalist and film-maker Sean Langan watches as an elephant meanders past, just yards ahead. “Apparently, if you remain silent, they rarely stampede.” Cue a man noisily trying to kick-start the engine. The Chinese-built Tazara railway (AKA The Freedom Railway), running from Zambia to Tanzania, “once carried the hopes and dreams of post-independence Africa”, but is now in financial meltdown. Riding through spectacular scenery, Langan meets those struggling to keep it on track.” AJC / The Guardian

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