The Freedom railway

United Kingdom, 1974

Film
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Looks at the Tan-Zam Railway (known locally as the Freedom Railway) which the Chinese have helped to build in Africa. 14,000 Chinese, working day and night with 40,000 Africans, have pushed this railway 1,900 kilometres from Dar es Salaam on the Indian Ocean to Kapiri Mposhi in the heart of Africa. The film conveys how the Chinese and Africans live, in their work camps, and the relationship which has developed between peoples of such different cultures.

Credits

Duration

00:43:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1974

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323892

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Building

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Africa

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Africa - Description and travel

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads - Construction

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Acculturation

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Acculturation

History → History

Places → Africa

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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