The Vision of Wangari Maathai, a film by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

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June 2017

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai at Union Theological Seminary

June 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

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July 2016

Screening of Taking Root at The Museum of Ethnology in Zurich, Switzerland

July 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What: Screening of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai When: Thursday, July 7th, 2016, 7:00 - 8:00 pm Where: The Museum of Ethnology in Switzerland For more information about the event visit us here

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March 2016

Portland EcoFilm Festival

March 31, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, 97212)
Portland, OR United States
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The Portland EcoFilm Festival is the environmental programming arm of the Hollywood Theatre, a non-profit art-house movie theater. The film is being presented in partnership with Friends Of Trees, as part of "Feminist March", the Hollywood Theatre's month-long tribute to women in the media arts. Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai will be screened on Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 PM. Portland EcoFilm Festival EcoFilm Festival Facebook EcoFilm Festival Twitter

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One Earth Film Festival

March 5, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
St. Benedict the African- East Catholic Church, 340 W. 66th St.
Chicago, IL United States
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One Earth Film Festival (OEFF) is the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival.  Their 5th annual event will be taking place March 4 - 6, 2016 in the Chicagoland area. The festival is presented by Green Community Connections, a community non-profit organization, which produces the festival for purposes of sustainability education and awareness. All films are free of charge. Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai will be screened on Saturday, March 5th at 12:30 PM.  The film was screened in the five years ago in the…

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February 2016

FLO Film Festival: Reel Woman Power

February 20, 2016 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Films Division Complex Mumbai, India + Google Map

The FLO Film Festival: Reel Woman Power, the first ever women- and girl-themed film festival in India, is taking place in Mumbai, India February 18-20. The Festival is being presented by Women and Girls Lead Global as part of a the Global Symposium Gender in Media in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, FICCI FLO, ITVS and WGLG. Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai will be screened on Feb. 20 at 3:10 PM FLO Film…

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October 2015

Taking Root Screening – Rock Tavern, NY

October 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 9 Vance Road
Rock Tavern, NY United States
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$5-10 donation welcomed. No one turned away for lack of funds. Discussion and light refreshments follow.

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September 2015

PAWA Film Forum, PAWA254

September 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mageuzi Theater Nairobi, Kenya + Google Map

The screening will be followed by an interactive forum that will include panelists Wanjira Mathai of the Wangari Maathai Foundation and Aisha Karanja of The Green Belt Movement. Other panelist announcements to follow.  

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August 2015

Movies that Matter – Beacon

August 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
McKinley Hall First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, 50 Liberty Street
Beacon, NY United States
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May 2015

The Amazonian International Frontier Film Festival

May 5, 2015
FIA-Cinefront, FIA-CineFront
Maraba, Para Brazil
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For a reference to Taking Root, see paragraph 4 of the blog post by Felipe Milanez titled "A strange mirror in the Amazon frontier" from May 5, 2015.  

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March 2015

International Women’s Day

March 8, 2015
Barrio La Riviera Pasto, Colombia + Google Map

Respira Paz Cauca, Nariño y Putumayo Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo - PNUD Nariño “Tome aire por la nariz, mantenga la respiración por cuatro segundos y luego exhale suavemente”. Estos segundos a veces pueden hacer la diferencia entre el diálogo y la confrontación, incluso entre la vida y la muerte.”      

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a film by
Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

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Marlboro, Vermont