Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Directors: Alan Dater and Lisa Merton
Country: Kenya and USA
Year: 2008
Running Time: 80 min.
Language: English

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Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.

Taking Root is the most comprehensive, in-depth film about Wangari Maathai available. It was made in close collaboration with her during the last decade of her life.

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