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Friday, December 14th, 2012

God takes the train to work too

In 1986, the South African photographer Santu Mofokeng decided to document “train churches” — the culture of mobile worship by working class black South Africans on the country’s commuter trains that continues till today. Mofokeng was traveling daily between his home in Soweto and his work as a dark room assistant at an Afrikaans newspaper

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

TELEVISION / “FUTURE EXPRESS’

Excerpt from the South African episode of the excellent documentary TV series, “Future Express,” in which the director Rob Hof travels around the world on long distance trains. You can watch the full episode here.