Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Bob Gribbin (Kenya 1968-70)
David Goldenberg (Kenya 1968-70) has produced a documentary film about his training group and service overseas. This training program was one of the last to be done in the U.S. Goldenberg’s film premiered in North Dakota last January because that is where they trained and where it all began. You can find Swahili on the Prairie at Vimeo.
After the Peace Corps, David received his PhD from Brown University in anthropology and then had a long career working for (primarily child-focused) NGOs. He worked for Plan International for about 15 years and then was a consultant for Plan, CARE, Save the Children, and other agencies.
He started making documentaries about 20 years ago. In the build up to his group’s 50th anniversary in 2018, he decided to make a film about their experience. He traveled around the country interviewing members of the group as well as some of their trainers. He also managed to find his Bismarck girl friend, now living in California. He had some Super 8 footage from that summer and he collected photographs from many members of the group. His next film project is to pull together another feature length film about the group’s Kenya service time.