“Tanzania Transit” at Tribeca Film Festival

20 April 2018 — 27 April 2018
Tribeca Film Center, Greenwich Street, New York City, New York, Verenigde Staten New York City

From April 20 to 27, the feature documentary “Tanzania Transit” by Dutch director and Tribeca alum Jeroen van Velzen will be screened at Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY. On a train crossing Tanzania, a rolling microcosm of East African society, we follow three main characters, reflecting on the strength to survive.

About “Tanzania Transit”

In this feature-length documentary, we follow Rukia, Peter and Isaya while embarking on a journey for three days and nights on a train crossing Tanzania. Rukia is an independent entrepreneurial woman, on her way to begin a new life. Isaya, with his grandson William, is an old Masai man heading back to the “bush”. Peter, a powerful preacher, makes money by letting his (poor) followers pay for his services. On the way they tell their life stories, which reveal the strength that is needed to survive.

Peter praying in TANZANIA TRANSIT. Photo credit © Esther Eenstroom


April 20, 6:45pm | “Tanzania Transit” – World Premiere | Cinépolis Chelsea 3, New York, NY

April 21, 2:45pm | “Tanzania Transit” | Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-3

April 23, 8pm | “Tanzania Transit” | Cinépolis Chelsea 6, New York, NY

April 27, 8pm | “Tanzania Transit” | Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-9