Realignments: A Zebra Story

Oct. 24, 2013

(2013, 6:40)
“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. The film was produced, directed, shot and edited by Lydia Cornett, Victor Oloo, Amber Stewart and Mason Williams.

The film was made during summer 2013 by students from Princeton University and several Kenyan universities through the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Global Seminars and the Atelier Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton.

The students worked from a base camp at the Mpala Research Centre, a partnership among Princeton, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museums of Kenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service. The Princeton Global Seminar "Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: The Art of Science Storytelling," provided students with training in digital video production, screenwriting and editing.

Su Friedrich, a professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts and a filmmaker, co-taught the course with Katie Carpenter, a 1979 Princeton graduate and a wildlife documentary filmmaker.

The global seminars are made possible by Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies funding and organization.

Read more about the students and videos.