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 phrase 'Mountains of the Moon', according to website 'Wikipedia', "is an ancient term referring to a legendary mountain or mountain range in east Africa at the source of the Nile River. Various identifications have been made in modern times, the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda being the most celebrated". Website 'Entertainment Weekly' stated that "according to geographical legend, [the Mountains of the Moon] hid the [River Nile's] source". See more
In an scene set in 1854, Isabel is looking at a copy of "The Perfumed Garden" translated by Burton. Burton did not publish this translation until 1886. 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