In 1993, Eritrea, a small country in the Horn of Africa, finally gained independence from Ethiopia after a thirty-year war of liberation that has left its marks – on the people and their landscape. However, the most important achievement of the colonial period was put back into operation: the steam railway. In this remarkable documentary short, audiences get to know Hinza, the young train driver, and Fezahatsion, the old chief mechanic who experienced the glory days of the railway. Little by little, the poetic images intensify and draw a picture of today’s Eritrea.
Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Thursday, September 3
Time: All hours
Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket
Location: Documentary Short Program – POETIC
NOTE: Single Ticket to this film includes all short films in the Documentary Program 1- Poetic. Total run time: 80 min.
Director: Beatrice Möller
Writer: Beatrice Möller
Producer: Beatrice Möller
Genre: Documentary Short
Length: 25 min
Language: Eritrean [w/English subtitles]