The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and then dissolving after their journey. Written by
Greg Bole <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The film is not only based on the historical biographical "Burton and Speke" novel by William Harrison
, but as outlined in the opening credits, also on the original journals of the explorers John Hanning Speke and Richard Francis Burton. See more
Sir Richard Francis Burton is depicted as an Irishman in the film, however he was born in England and would have spoken with an English accent. See more
Arab chief in Cairo
In this wilderness you will find only Allah's terrible whimsy.
Recorded by David Fanshawe
From the album "Africa - Witchcraft & Ritual Music" See more