On Location: Film Rites in Kenya

ON LOCATION

The approach roads to Kenya's Lake Rudolf are strewn with jagged chunks of volcanic lava that wear out shoes in two weeks. The lake's strand is an equatorial desert (average temperature: 105 degrees) blasted by winds of hurricane force. Its inlets are infested with crocodiles and surrounded by lions, vipers and cobras. Its inhabitants, the Turkana and Suk tribesmen, are dying off. Not surprisingly, only a few white men have ever explored the lake. One of them is Actor William Holden, who was camping there last week.

With Holden was an intrepid crew filming a documentary that will be...

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