Over the course of six weeks a Princeton Institute for International Affairs (PIIRS) Global Seminar “Documentary Filmaking in Kenya: The Art of Science Storytelling,” held at Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia, Kenya, over the summer, 15 undergraduates and five Kenyan students were trained in digital video production, screenwriting and editing to produce short documentaries. Below is the third of five films produced by a subset of the students during the seminar.
The seminar was co-sponsored by the Princeton Atelier, the Princeton Environmental Institute, and Lewis Center's Program in Visual Arts.
"Nature's Nurturers" reveals the work of the Northern Kenya Conservation Clubs, focusing on the primary and secondary schools of Laikipia. The film explores the ways in which the clubs are using experiential learning to educate students about local conservation issues, and how the students then share what they've learned with their families and villages as well. The result: improved community-based conservation of wildlife and habitats throughout the region.
Produced, directed, shot and edited by Raghav Gandotra, Dayna Li, Charlotte Maher Levy and Kevin Midigo
You can read more about this global seminar in the recent article ”Into the wild: Global Seminar takes budding filmmakers to Kenya’s plains.”