40 Feet of Charity
A DOCUMENTARY ON THE AMAZING ERITREAN RAILWAY AND A LARGE SCALE AID PROJECT. A FILM DESCRIBING THAT ACCEPTING HELP IS JUST AS DIFFICULT AS GIVING IT
The old DSB workshop in Aarhus is closing down. The machinery is to be sold to the highest bidder or scrapped. A photographer – and dedicated railway enthusiast – travelling in Africa, realizes that the outdated workshop equipment will be of great value to the railway of Eritrea, one of the poorest countries in the world.
The idea is clear and there is plenty of goodwill. International and national corporations are committed – an aid project has seen the light of day. But what will it take for the project to become a success when mutual prejudice and distrust threaten the worthy cause?