Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2010      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

A library on four legs – the world's only existing Camel Library is located in Northern Kenya. The heavily loaded caravan of camels are routinely carrying books through the rough savannah. In the villages these tenacious desert ships are wishfully awaited by the people of the nomadic Muslim tribes. Especially the children are excitedly turning pages of school books, novels and comics.

However, 400 kilometers outside of the capital city of Nairobi the local librarians are still struggling with illiteracy, old traditions, insufficient funds, blistering sun and – stubborn camels… 

Broadcaster: ZDF / arte