Curse of the Gazelle King

Holly Welles ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

Curse of the Gazelle King from Su Friedrich on Vimeo.

In the summer of 2014, 15 Princeton undergraduates had the unique opportunity to participate in a Princeton Institute for International Affairs (PIIRS) Global Seminar “Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: The Art of Science Storytelling,” held at Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia, Kenya.  Together, with five Kenyan students, they were trained in digital video production, screenwriting, and editing. This collaborative effort was co-sponsored by the Princeton Atelier, the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Lewis Center’s Program in Visual Arts culminating in the production of five films that capture environmental themes featuring the work of Princeton faculty and students.  “Curse of Gazele King” is one of the five films produced.  More information about this this global seminar can be found in the recent article  ”Into the wild: Global Seminar takes budding filmmakers to Kenya’s plains.”

Curse of the Gazelle King

“Curse of the Gazelle King” investigates the elusive lives of Grant’s Gazelles through one man’s story about a young gazelle named Lenana. Starring John Njuguna.

Produced, directed, shot and edited by Lily Dattilo, Cameron Johanning, Maryanne Wangui Njuguna and Spencer Rodriguez

The other four films include:  The MatriarchNature’s NurturersRealignments; and The Lost Boys of Laikipia