Railroad Development Corp. partners with Juno Films on international film

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PITTSBURGH — Railroad Development Corp., the operator of several short line and regional railroads in the U.S. and internationally, is partnering with Juno Films on the theatrical release of “Train of Salt and Sugar.”

The film, which has been recognized by various international film groups, is based on the historical events during the civil war in Mozambique on a rail corridor connecting the northern cities of Nampula and Cuamba, according to an article in entertainment publication Variety.

Railroad Development Corp., which used to operate the rail line portrayed in the film, is helping financially support the production.

“As the former operator of this railway, which served as the region’s lifeline during the civil war, we see supporting the film as a way of honoring its historic legacy,” says Chairman Henry Posner III.

Juno Films will make the film available for festivals, a limited theatrical preview, as well as for educational purposes.

The documentary illustrates the risks ordinary citizens were forced to take in order to survive the region's civil war. According to a brief description of the film, locals would risk their lives to travel by train from northern Mozambique into neighboring Malawi, where they would trade the salt their country produce in exchange for sugar.

Trains would travel hundreds of miles in journeys that sometimes took months to complete. The travelers would encounter animals and people looking to sabotage the railroad all while traveling through villages that had been completely destroyed by the ongoing war effort.

The movie is expected to make its theatrical debut in 2018.

More information is available online.

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