Liemba

50 min - USA Andrew Subin, John Billingsley

A voyage down the longest lake in the world aboard Africa's last surviving steamship reveals how people living along the remote shores of Lake Tanganyika continue to rely on this battered old relic of the German colonial era for their livelihood as they have for almost one hundred years. Narrated by Chiwoniso Maraire, a rising star in African music, and featuring an entirely original, locally recorded soundtrack, this documentary brings Liemba's colorful history to life and celebrates her role in this region of Africa. Compelling passenger narratives, breathtaking footage and upbeat music combine to take the audience on an unforgettable trip down Lake Tanganyika.