In 1974 he took a break from working
and decided to go and stay with the Rendille camel
pastoralists in Marsabit district to study their way of
life, in particular, their houses, settlement patterns
In 1976, together with a team from
British Granada television, he made a film that was
screened as part of the ‘Disappearing World’ series.
Anders is now retired and lives in
France but is here for a short visit and has kindly
agreed to talk to FFJ about his time with the Rendilles
and the making of the film.
After a brief introduction by Anders
we will see the film showing aspects of Rendilles
communities daily life and the preparations for an
important ceremony - nabo - which takes place only every
fourteen years, and after which an age-set of young men
We will see the spectacular ceremony
and preparations of one of the marriages. In between,
there are brief interviews with a leading warrior,
Galgombe, and his uncle Wambile, the leader of the
Rendille in 1975.
This promises to be a very interesting
and informative evening. Please note early start time:
7.00pm at the Fort Jesus. All are welcome!