A delicate balance: Student films examine needs of humans and wildlife in Kenya

  Students in the Global Seminar “Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: Visual Storytelling on Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation” made five short films as part of the summer course based at the Mpala Research Centre. Video still by Nicolas Chae, Ingrid Koester, Maende J, and Lauren Olson
Thursday, October 17, 2019

By Alexandra Jones for the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

In the summer of 2019, a group of Princeton undergraduates embarked on a six-week Global Seminar in central Kenya, studying ecology and conservation as well as filmmaking fundamentals with Princeton faculty and other renowned instructors.

Their classroom was Mpala, 48,000 acres of privately owned conservation lands managed by the University in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museums of Kenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service.

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