Welcome to Breadbox Production's blog for the award winning documentary Liemba. We will be posting all the latest news on festivals and screenings here. You can also check out our website for more scoops on the project at www.liemba.org.
Liemba will air on Vermont PBS at the following times:
Monday, July 10, 7 p.m. on Vermont PBS Tuesday, July 11, 1 a.m. on Vermont PBS Sunday, July 16, 3 p.m. on Vermont PBS Tuesday, July 18, 8 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus Saturday, July 22, 3 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus Wednesday, July 26, 8:30 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus Thursday, July 27, 8 p.m. on Vermont PBS
Liemba will now be distributed outside of North America through Canadian-based 108 Media Corporation , a global media distribution company. The documentary will continue to be distributed in North America through Indican Pictures .
We hope this means Liemba will find it's way onto more screens in Europe and beyond!
If you can't wait, a special edition DVD which includes the film's award wining soundtrack is available through the films website.
The MV Liemba is once again serving as a lifeline for people fleeing violence. The United Nations has recently commissioned the vessel to help rescue refugees from the unrest in Burundi and ferry them to Tanzania. It is indeed amazing that this former warship is now serving this purpose one hundred years after her launch. But while it is truly a heroic mission, it does leave thousands of others stranded with out the ship that they depend on for so much.
The bottom line is, Lake Tanganyika needs another large vessel in order to satisfy the needs of the people living there. Preferably one from this millennium.