Congo is a country that has been marred by years of war and conflict, leaving its infrastructure in a state of disrepair. As a result, transporting goods across the country has become an arduous and often dangerous task. There is no airport, no functioning rail system, and most roads are all but unusable.
This issue has been made painfully clear in the new documentary ‘Stuck in the Mud’, which follows two truck drivers – Eugene and Domingo – on their journey from Kinshasa to Kisangani. Along the way they must contend with slippery or eroded roads that can cause their trucks to get bogged down. To free them, passengers and drivers have resorted to digging holes for traction, pushing with tree trunks or having other vehicles tow them out. It’s not uncommon for stuck vehicles to remain immobile for weeks at a time due to mechanical breakdowns caused by second-hand European trucks that are already in dire need of repair.
This gripping film gives viewers a unique insight into the struggles faced by Congolese truckers every day as they brave some of the worst roads in the world while hauling vital goods across Congo’s vast landscape. It’s a story that needs to be told, and viewers will certainly gain greater understanding and appreciation of life in this part of Africa after watching ‘Stuck In The Mud’ – don’t miss out!