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Wüsten voller Menschlichkeit | Event on the INTERMOT Cologne 2022
Koelnmesse GmbH

Deserts full of humanity

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07.10.2022 | 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
09.10.2022 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
INTERMOT Stage, Hall 8, E-031/D-030

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Deserts full of humanity

On their two-year African journey, Joana Breitbart and Joshua Steinberg are literally trapped in Sudan - with the turmoil of Ethiopia's civil war under their noses and Covid's restrictions behind them. Stranded in the middle of the dry, inhospitable steppe of the Sudan-Ethiopia-South Sudan triangle, they encounter a bubbling source of humanity. But they also experience the problems of the stagnating economy first hand. There is no petrol for the motorbikes, the drinking water supply is a constant problem, the frequent controls by the omnipresent soldiers make it difficult to move forward. Contrary to their motto "Ride to live and live to ride", the unplanned standstill in Sudan, which seeks its course between ultra-conservative Islam and awakening, was to become the highlight of their journey.