MOZAMBIQUE: The Train of Salt and Sugar (2016)

The Mozambican Civil War unsurprisingly lives heavily for artists from there, even today. The Train of Salt and Sugar is set in the late 80s and follows a train of civilians under military guard as they try to take salt into Malawi to trade for sugar to be sold back in Mozambique, despite being under attack by guerrilla fighters. It’s a tense movie, with the futility and randomness of war highlighted again and again – and even more so when you realize the harrowing journey was only one half, they’ll have to return back the same way.

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