40 Feet of Charity
A DOCUMENTARY ON THE AMAZING ERITREAN RAILWAY AND A LARGE-SCALE AID PROJECT. A FILM REVEALING THAT ACCEPTING HELP CAN BE JUST AS DIFFICULT AS GIVING IT
The old DSB workshop in Aarhus is closing down, the machinery slated to be sold to the highest bidder or scrapped. A photographer – and dedicated railway enthusiast – traveling in Africa, realizes that the outdated workshop equipment would be of great value to the railway of Eritrea, one of the poorest countries in the world.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 on all sides. 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 this worthy cause?