The Wedding Camels

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1976 / 108 minutes

Directed by
Judith MacDougall David MacDougall
Country of production
Australia United States
Series
Turkana Conversations

Also about individuals from the Turkana in north-western Kenya (see 'Lorang’s Way' and 'A Wife Among Wives'), this film chronicles a series of events which surround the marriage of Lorang’s daughter Akai to Kongu, his agemate. A large section of the film is concerned with a dispute which arises over the number and size of large and small animals — goats and camels — to be given as bridewealth to Lorang and his kin.

Region
East Africa
Country
Kenya
Keywords
Family / Kinship Marriage Animals Herding