Clip: Searching for the Eastern Lowland gorillas, 04'03"
A Journey to the Heart of Africa
Alastair Leithead takes an epic journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the far reaches of the Congo river to explore how history has shaped the Congo of today.
In the largest rain forest outside of the Amazon he comes face to face with its gorillas and hunts with pygmies, he travels into the heart of the Ebola outbreak with United Nations peacekeepers, and explores the cobalt mines which will drive our electric cars of the future.
47 min documentary (watch in full)
Produced by Becky Lipscombe.
Executive producer, Vara Szajkowski.
Broadcast on BBC World News.