... just published on DVD in a German version

  The new multi media-project by Klaus Juergen Schmidt © KJS / 2011
TAZARA ... a journey by rail through world-history
 
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What drives TAZARA?
David Shields may provide an answer in his book "Reality Hunger". He takes up the notion that uneasiness can be observed when it comes to the kind of realistic narration ŕ la Jonathan Franzen. As part of his essayist theory of literature, Shields discusses the sampling-method, in other words the use of culturally pre-formed material, as Adorno called it. Well, that is more or less, what I am trying to do, not forgetting thrill and fun.

I juggle around with authentic quotes by real VIPs of different trades and of different times. In fact, such traceable (and clearly indicated) quotes represent a major part of the text (sampling-method).


ATTENTION at the platform!

We are on the track of those who shaped the baggage of our time:

  — Who caused the worldwide crash of banks?
— Who benefits from global dissolution of national sovereignty?
— What does hide behind the idea to tackle world-hunger with gene-manipulation?
— What is China doing in Africa?
— What is the NATO doing in Eastern Europe?
— Who is the „godfather“ behind Barack Obama?
Answers to these and many more questions will be given aboard my African railway-express.


MISSION OF THE POINTSMAN

Within every big railway-network you will find uncoupled carriages, their load missing. One task of the railway’s pointsman is to trace such uncoupled carriages and to guide them back via properly pointed rail-switches to an orderly line-up.

Almost every text you are going to read is based on authentic quotes found during a journey through the world of published word — in books, in journals, on the World Wide Web — there, however, uncoupled from the course of time. Such quotes have been recovered and brought in line in a meaningful new way by me, the pointsman — and you can trace all quotes online.

On the rolling stage of the TAZARA-Express, reconstruction takes place of a historic timetable as framed by global pointsmen whilst playing their world-game.

— Out of an African railway-platform is growing a German Albert-Schweitzer-School.

— A mountain, rich in ore, tells the story of how it was dragged from Africa to Asia.

  HAPPENINGS ON THE GHOST-TRAIN

— Dag Hammarskjöld is reading from his last will, and he will give away world-secrets.
— Bill Gates will be kidnapped and will learn what his „Creative Capitalism“ does mean to Africans.
— Kofi Annan does not wish to become the „Uncle Tom“ of Bill Gates.
— Inventors and traders of weapons are confronted during a summit meeting.
— Germany’s famous fiction-writer, Karl May, is going to report about his early strive for peace in Sudan and in South Africa.
— Nobel-Laureate, Doris Lessing, will confess to read, occasionally, Wilbur Smith.
— John Le Carré helps to research the thriller-mission of an U.S.-diplomat in Zimbabwe.
— Leo Trotsky quarrels with John D. Rockefeller Jr. about war and its profit.
— Train-robber Ronnie Biggs accepts to write the scenario of the great bank-betrayal.
— Cecil Rhodes wants to be resurrected as Henry Kissinger.
— Germany’s maverick-politician, Joschka Fischer, is unmasking the „godfather“ behind Barack Obama.
— Prince Charles will wag his „green finger“.


A DVD FOR YOUR OWN RAIL-JOURNEY
THROUGH WORLD HISTORY (German Version)


— The 565-page-book-script as pdf-file to read comfortably at your PC or to print it out by yourself.

— The whole text in 88 chapters with videos, animations and sounds for browsing on your monitor.

— your own research of all facts with online-links to the original-sources on Internet.


TAZARA on DVD for only: 14 EURO
Questions? Give me a shout: radiobridge@aol.com

   
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"TAZARA -EXPRESS"
by MARTIN WALTERS
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