I recently returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo where I was over-joyed to find the people-mover of choice to be the trusty VW Bus! I'm assuming most of these very well-used vehicles originated from the South African factory, but then again I also saw a few Westfalias, so go figure.
I was able to shoot a bit of footage and scored a quick interview with a cabby working on his broken down bay window bus that will hopefully make it into the film. Here are a few pics of the Congolese busses in action. If you look closely, you'll see there are up to 20 people crammed into each vehicle. After inspecting the interior I discovered the secret to maximizing passengers was to replace the original seats (capacity: 7-9) with 5 rows of wooden benches bolted to the floor (capacity: 20). Wouldn't be quite the same classic VW road trip experience, but I guess that isn't exactly the point...
Monday, October 4, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Production began May 2010 with a road trip of our own to explore VW Bus culture across the west. Much of this trip will be detailed here soon.
The film will be completed by Spring 2011.
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