Burundi is home to some of the most skilled bicyclists in the world. Every day, these cyclists brave treacherous terrain, zooming along dirt roads and mountain passes to transport goods around the country. This vital service helps keep Burundi’s economy alive, as bicycles are the main source of transportation throughout the small African country.
Among these cyclists is Tharcien, a bike courier on a cross-country journey along the dangerous Burundi Highway. His mission: transporting bananas from one market to a banana beer brewing factory. This seemingly mundane task has far-reaching implications for Burundi’s economy – after all, bananas are the nation’s dietary staple!
The documentary ‘Burundi Highway’ follows Tharcien’s story as he makes this tedious yet important journey. It’s a unique look into an often overlooked corner of Africa – its people, culture, and perseverance in the face of adversity. Through Tharcien’s eyes we gain insight into what life is like in Burundi and explore just how much impact bicycles can have on an economy.
So if you’re looking for a captivating true story that celebrates human resilience while providing an eye-opening exploration into everyday life in Africa, ‘Burundi Highway’ is definitely worth watching!