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Trilingual DVD 'TAZARA: A Journey Without an End' launched in Hangzhou

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: June 9, 2022 L M S


Experts and scholars watch the third episode of the English version TAZARA: A Journey Without an End during the launch ceremony of its DVD version. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]

The launch ceremony of the trilingual DVD TAZARA: A Journey Without an End was held on Monday in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province.

The DVD, which was created with the support of the Zhejiang Culture and Art Development Fund project, is available in Mandarin, English and Swahili.

The documentary film, directed by Dr Zhang Yong, a researcher with Zhejiang University, has three episodes - A Railway of Friendship, The Life Line, and Love for TAZARA - which tell the stories of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway through the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority, popularly known as TARAZA.

The accompanying book Uhuru: The Story of Tanzania-Zambia Railway contains many interviews about the history of TARAZA and its current development.

More than 20 experts and scholars in the fields of African studies, film and television creation, publishing and media studies attended the launch ceremony.

Since it was first released in September 2018, the film has won several documentary awards and been broadcast on many Chinese and foreign channels.

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway is one of China's most important foreign aid projects. Built in the 1970s by China, Tanzania, and Zambia, the 1,860.5-kilometer railway runs from the eastern shore of Tanzania to Zambia's western border. The railway has been widely recognized as a testament to the mutually beneficially relations between China and Africa.