Liemba

Liemba

24.99

The MV Liemba is many things: a physical relic of European colonialism; a vital lifeline of trade for otherwise isolated communities; a meeting place where Africans from all walks of life come together – a floating microcosm of the continent and the primary means of travel.

For nearly a century, the ship has served as a critical avenue of commerce for soldiers, missionaries, traders and immigrants on Lake Tanganyika – the geographical link between east, central and southern Africa. Featuring an entirely original, locally recorded soundtrack, this documentary brings the MV Liemba’s colorful history to life and celebrates her role in Africa. Through compelling passenger narratives and breathtaking footage from Academy Award winner TJ Martin this documentary takes audience on a present day journey through the heart of Africa on the oldest operational passenger ship in the world.

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OFFICIAL TRAILER


TAGLINE

HER STORY IS AFRICA’S STORY


TECH SPECS

Runtime: 60 minutes
Format: 1:78
Genre: Documentary
Sound: Stereo
Country: USA
Language: English
Website: www.liemba.org


CAST & CREW

Director by: John Billingsley and Andrew Subin
Associate Producer: Laura Subin
Cinematographer: T.J. Martin
Sound: Martin Stumpf
Featuring: Chiwoniso Maraire, Andrew Subin, David Sevuri, John Billingsley, TJ Martin, Laura Subin, and Martin Stumpf


AWARDS, FESTIVALS, PUBLICITY

James Goldstone Award – VT International Film Festival
Gold Medal for Excellence in Music for a Documentary Film -Park City Film Music Festival
Opening Night – Green Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection – Hot Springs Documentary Festival (World Premiere)
Official Selection – Vermont International Film Festival
Official Selection – NW Projections Film Festival
Official Selection – Park City Film Music Festival
Official Selection – Colombia Gorge International Film Festival
Official Selection – Africa World Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection – Zanzibar International Film Festival
Official Selection – DocMiami International Film Festival

“…a compelling and thoughtful perspective on the microcosm of the African continent that is Liemba…truly special.”
– National Maritime Historical Society

“…an epic voyage.”
– Cinema Montreal

“…a must see.”
– Destination Magazine 

“The inspiration behind The African Queen.”
– 
Refugees Magazine