Deadliest Roads | Lesotho: The Snow Kingdom | Free DocumentaryAug 23, 2022
lesothois a forgotten
kingdoma small piece of land on the world map eclipsed by the surrounding giant that is South Africa this small African country is quite exceptional every winter it is covered in
snowit even has a ski slope it has an abundance of water that supplies south africa a country desperately lacking such wealth yet it cannot be found within the infrastructure of this magnificent country the suttons ask only one thing from their king to modernize their country it is foreigner foreigner foreigner in
roadsare so dangerous that the bushes Taxis driven in remote and rural areas are always driven by men, women taxi drivers are confined to towns and cities, however, these two jovial rebels have decided to buck the trend, Alice and Febelina have gone to hit the country's slopes. looking for new clients.
They have spent all their savings on our final service for their minibus for 100 in the city. They have a lot of competition in rural areas. On the other hand, taxis are rare. Alice and Femilina hope to double their income, but their friend William doesn't like it. Thinking about them driving on the
roadson their own abroad is the only thing that can protect them, apart from their family's prayers. Young women hit the road with dreams of big money in mind, but they have forgotten one thing, unlike in the city. The traffic signs here are strange, driving a taxi is no easy task and Alice and Febelina's problems are just beginning.
Working in the city now seems too simple. Is foreign? Between assuming the descent herself or letting her friend take the wheel. Alice has done quickly. their choice, although the temperature outside may not be more than 10 degrees, the old Korean taxi suddenly feels like a foreign pressure cooker, hey, and they still haven't found clients to transport alice and feminina, they haven't taken into account an important factor in lesotho. Many people travel the country on horseback, it is the only means of transportation that allows access to the towns that the roads do not reach. This horde of horsemen are not simply out for a ride, they are here to keep the peace.
The foreign remarquetsa and his men have been hired by the police to maintain law and order they are known as the lion's wrath the militia has all the rights to enforce the law or in any case exercises them and they have no mercy with a certain type of thief uh it is the it is the only way to protect yourself from cattle rustlers, but the fear the militia instills has a downside. The Lesothos don't really like foreigners on their horse surrounded by their men. Ramaketsa is all-powerful, but in a few days he will find himself behind the roads on one of the most dangerous roads in the country and it is there where he will have to face his fears in this country that lacks so much ingenuity.
It is still the key for the inhabitants of the never-too-careful saw Nelson has turned his fuel tank cap into a Little Safe Nelson is a traveling gas station employee who buys the precious liquid in the cities to resell it to the highest bidder. There are no buses or public transportation on these mountain roads, so there is an unspoken rule among drivers not to leave anyone next to them. of the road may be your last hope of transportation in the future the road is long and difficult that is why nelson keeps his spirits high with the help of substances that are very dangerous for drivers these seats must be removed apart from a penalty that is unlikely in this Smoking marijuana behind the wheel in remote areas can have dramatic consequences, especially when driving on the edge of ravines, but Nelson seems blissfully unaware.
I only focus on my castle. However, it seems that this forbidden whim has taken its toll on the state of Nelson's car and apparently his boss doesn't know why the next incident will surely cost him his job as a driver and perhaps more liters and liters of water for the engine, but still There are no clients for our two taxi drivers thanks to the foreigners, finally one client and 16 lotis in the pocket which costs around one foreign euro. Difficult roads are not all bad, as the time taken to negotiate them brings with it another customer, Dad, as women who drive taxis in Lesotho are few and far between, they tend to earn people's respect.
Within a few kilometers this group of travelers will quickly change their mind but this descent can quickly change the mood. The track is incredibly slippery and the precipice makes this young woman used to driving around the city dizzy. She struggles to control her old taxi and has a unique way of reassuring her passengers. Yes foreigner foreigner foreigner eh foreigner with the worst of the panic for alice and fevelina meet their passengers again who are surprised to see them arrive whole with all the excitement of the day that they have caused hunger. They have pocketed five euros, which means they can treat themselves to a foreign treat, but meat can be a scarce treat, since Alice and Feminina earn an average of about 1,000 euros a year Nelson, the mobile gas station manager, barely He has moved on his trip to deliver gasoline to the mountain towns He has been driving non-stop for six hours and has only traveled 40 kilometers He has taken the tracks located at the bottom of the canyons, which are particularly rocky and uneven Nelson is 20 kilometers away From the town it doesn't seem like much but it is a long way when traveling at night the dangers are abundant instead of facing wild animals and thieves Nelson and his two lucky passengers choose to camp for the night, but not anywhere in the mountains of Lesotho are full of caves, some are a bit like time machines that house the oldest cave paintings in the world, it is almost cold and it is not much warmer by the fireplace, while Alice and Femalina have already warmed up the jackpot today means they can let their hair down the next morning, last night's party is starting to take its toll but it certainly hasn't weakened their foreign spirits the young women are heading to the valley of the horses today their main objective is not to find clients but to attend an important event for alice foreign horse races don't fight on a race track, but on the mountainous plateaus of lesotho here the runners are considered heroes every week they travel long distances to line up at the starting line oh, alice's cousin , entie, he's pulling his entire fortune behind him, you know, it's strange, but things aren't going to go as well as could be expected, without billboards or advertising promoting it.
Rumors that the race has spread from town to town carried by the wind and travelers as if by magic. 300 people have gathered in this small piece of land. Each one will risk their meager savings in the hope of improving their lots. The lines at the starting line, encouraged by Alice and Fabalino Foreign, the race is on, but suddenly, just as he is about to take the lead, the entire horse veers off course and returns spectacularly. but he crosses the line in second place and would undoubtedly win with his horse. The young man not only participates in races but also does rescue work.
Not all riders are able to maintain their speed when they change the reins for the wheel, as Remarquetza, head of The militiamen on horseback are feared throughout the mountains but when he changes his armor for a taxi he becomes a man like any other with flaws and fears, especially on this path he undertakes for the first time Ramaketsa gathered people from his village in South Africa the militiaman He is not afraid of a confrontation with his enemies, but the further he goes on this track, the more foreign fear becomes. The track connects South Africa with Lesotho.
There are about 40 kilometers of treacherous zigzags. bordered on all sides by foreign ravines, the proud militiaman has admitted defeat for himself, chasing the thieves is much easier than driving on this deadly road, foreigners, wow, the climb is endless, the mountain pass reaches its point maximum at 3000 meters above sea level, so this driver was lucky to escape now he just needs to get his car out of the ditch, but that is a challenge in itself. Well, he was right to give up control of the wheel. Most Lesotho residents want their small country to become part of South Africa.
The African giant is a modern. country that is in constant development unlike its
kingdomum riches reside in the shape of its
snowit is a surprising and quite exceptional image for Africa it is thanks to this that Lesotho is known as a water tower it is the highest country in Africa and its lowest point is 1300 meters above sea level, winter is in full force in the month of August, during this time temperatures drop below
freezing, around -10 degrees and, since Man has learned to tame the snow, Lesotho and South Africa are home to the only ski slopes.
In this part of the continent, among avid skiers there are few Lesotho and many South Africans, skiing is not an affordable pastime for the majority of Lesotho. Alice and Femilina have never seen skiers in their lives. Alien Alien Alien Alien A soda can and a head. full of dreams are all that alice and femina can enjoy in this ski resort reserved for the golden youth of south africa while they wait for the country to develop its inhabitants must take care of each other in the villages each one contributes and helps in everything they can when he is not competing in horse races entei becomes a paramedic this old woman has asked for his foreign help with a lot of pain the old woman will have to endure a day on horseback to get to the hospital there is no saying in Lesotho to sit and do Nothing will take you away thorn in your side, they fight every day just to try to make life a little easier for you
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