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Frank Cole


B: 1954 in Saskatchewan
D: October, 2000 in Mali

Frank Cole grew up in a family that moved a lot thanks to his father`s career in the Canadian diplomatic corps. Cole spent his formative years in such diverse places as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland and South Africa. He would later settle in Ottawa where he studied languages at Carleton University and later film production at Algonquin College. He earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records for his 1990 solo crossing of the Sahara Desert from Mauritania to the Red Sea alone on camel. In 2000 he returned to cross the Sahara again but from the Red Sea back to the Atlantic Ocean. In late October 2000 he was murdered by one or possibly two bandits.

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Features & TV Movies:

A Documentary (1979)

The Mountenays (1982)
A Life (1986)

Life Without Death (1999)