The Rohan Vos Story receives recognition award at HIIDA


My Life on the Tracks – the Rohan Vos Story received a Recognition Award at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards (HIIDA) in Los Angeles on 30 June 2016.

HIIDA is an exclusive film festival for documentaries whose goal is to promote and recognise documentary filmmakers from around the world.

My Life on the Tracks – the Rohan Vos Story received the nomination against more than 100 other entrants from around the world.

Filmmaker Deon van Zyl and a representative from the North West Film commission will be flying to Los Angeles to receive the award at a screening held on 10 September 2016 at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.

The documentary is based on the golden era of steam train travel, when Rohan Vos started Rovos Rail with only four passengers on the first trip. Today Rovos Rail is hailed the most luxurious train in the world, travelling to some of the most exotic destinations in Africa.

In My Life on the Tracks – the Rohan Vos Story, Rohan Vos, who grew up in Delareyville in the North West Province, tells his remarkable story in his own words, sharing some intimate and personal details about his life in vivid detail, some of which has never been told before.

Intimate interviews with family and employees add authenticity to this timeless piece of African rail history.

Watch the trailer here:

TRAILER | My Life on the Tracks – The Rohan Vos Story from Deon van Zyl on Vimeo.

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Cera-Jane Catton
Cera-Jane Catton is a writer and journalist with years of experience in community newspapers, blogging and freelance journalism. She has worked in a cache of capacities, often finding herself behind or in front of the cameras, intentionally and less so. She has been a stunt double in two Bollywood movies, has worked in various capacities on a number of natural history documentaries, and other international productions shot in South Africa. Cera is a former Screen Africa journalist.


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