Realignments: A Zebra Story

Holly Welles ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

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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.  “Realignments: A Zebra Story” 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.”

Realignments: A Zebra Story

“Realignments: A Zebra Story” examines the differences in appearance and behavior of the two zebra species in Kenya, providing insight into the endangerment of the Grevy’s zebras and their uncertain future.

Produced, directed, shot and edited by Lydia Cornett, Victor Oloo, Amber Stewart and Mason Williams

The other four films include: Curse of the Gazelle KingNature’s NurturersThe Matriarch; and The Lost Boys of Laikipia