Pt. 2: The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Travelling to Africa with Pauline, Hemingway starts to fulfill his dream of the Great White Hunter. But severe illness prevents him from being as successful as his fellow hunters. Feverish, he recalls his childhood, the suicide of his beloved father for which he holds his mother completely responsible. Hemingway and Pauline settle in Key West, Florida. Hemingway spends most of his time deep-sea fishing with his companions. He becomes Key West's no. 1 attraction. The Hemingway image starts to grow. His main interest is the active life of a man born for adventure. With the appearance of Martha Gellhorn, a journalist and politically committed writer, Hemingway's interests focus on the rise of fascism in Europe, especially the Spanish Civil War. He decides to leave Pauline and Key West in order to write and make a film about the war in Spain and – ultimately - to see Martha again.