The city of Shabunda, situated in South Kivu, Congo is one of the most isolated places in the country. Access is so difficult that it costs more to live there than in many European cities. Thus, the poorest families come to look for food there by bike or motorbike, carrying up to 250 kilos of goods for days on end despite the dangers. These travelers are seen as heroes because they demonstrate courage and a willingness to carry on no matter what. As Congolese proverb goes: “he who does not travel does not know the value of men.”
It’s an inspiring story that is captured by a new documentary film – The Convicts of the Road – which follows these brave souls as they make their way through Africa’s toughest terrain. From navigating narrow mountain paths, to crossing rivers and braving extreme weather conditions, these everyday heroes demonstrate unprecedented strength and determination just to survive. The film provides an intimate look into their lives and shows us how their bravery helps them maintain hope and remain resilient against all odds.
The Convicts of the Road offers viewers an opportunity to experience life through another lens and gain a better understanding of human struggle and resilience in a remote corner of the world. It provides lessons about courage, perseverance and faith in adversity that are sure to resonate with everyone who watches it. So don’t miss out on this incredible journey – watch The Convicts of the Road today!