In the summer of 1994, Christian Jennings arrived in Rwanda with an almost impossible mission: he had five days to track down the army officers and government ministers responsible for the slaughter of 850,000 people and persuade them to participate in a TV documentary about their crimes. He had fifteen thousand dollars taped to his thigh, a satellite phone, thirty feet of rope, eighteen litres of mineral water and a good command of French. Nothing in his past - which included service in the French Foreign Legion and a spell in publishing - prepared him for the three and a half years that followed.
'Across the Red River' is an epic account of the terror and beauty of Central Africa, both moving and harrowing in its detail, and frequently appallingly funny.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2000
- 156 x 234mm