Ross Kemp: Extreme World (2011): S01E02 – Congo


Introduction

Ross James Kemp (born 21 July 1964) is an English actor, author, and television war reporter. He rose to prominence in the role of Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Since 2004, Kemp has received international recognition as a journalist for the BAFTA Award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs.

Outline (Series)

Ross Kemp: Extreme World is a British documentary series that has been broadcast on Sky 1 since 21 February 2011. Hosted by actor Ross Kemp, the series follows Kemp and a film crew around the world as they explore various forms of hardship, including homelessness, illicit trade, drug addiction, violence and poverty. Often, he speaks to the authorities who are attempting to combat the problems, and tries to establish contact with ringleaders to get to the source of the issue. A total of six series have been aired.

Outline (Episode)

Kemp travels to the Congo to investigate the ongoing war over minerals. He interviews women who have suffered torture at the hands of the Hutus, and speaks with a leading doctor who set up a hospital and refuge ten years ago for the victims of such abuse. He also travels to a Coltan mine to look at the hardship suffered by mine workers.

Ross Kemp Documentaries

You can find a full index and overview of Ross Kemp’s documentaries here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 28 February 2011.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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