Reporter: Olivier Webber
Duration: 51mins 59secs
Date of Release: 15th January 2022
This documentary explores train travel in Mauritania, a 90 percent desert country in Africa’s Sahel area. The country boasts of an iron train that brings ferrous ore to the Atlantic.
In this documentary, the journalist gets acquainted with the people and the culture he met during the journey. He gets to learn from their stories and unique lifestyles.
From Mauritania to Sicily, from Mexico to the USA and the Czech Republic, each part showcases the lives of the people, ‘who live, eat and sleep and build projects there.’
On the Rails also explores the beauty of this legendary means of transport: The villages, the beautiful landscapes, the tourist attractions, the train stations, the countryside, and the mountains crossed by the journalist.