Competition, expedition or adventure? Camel Trophy is in fact all of these. 1991 and Camel Trophy travels to Africa for the second time in the event's history to tackle a 1600km route over little used tracks and traversing some of the world's most spectacular scenery teeming with precious wildlife. Travelling in identical Land Rover Discoverys the seventeen amateur teams from as many countries set off from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to fight their way through waist deep mud and two metre high elephant grass, climbing the hills of Burundi to the finish in the capital, Bujumbura. The target for the two man crew of each vehicle is to conquer natural obstacles along the way. They soon learn that only team work and determination will help them reach their final goal whilst keeping up a competitive edge through the challenging Special Tasks. Their prize is the Camel Trophy
It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys.
Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.