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

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September 2018

Totnes, UK – Dartmouth Inn, The Plains Totnes

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Dartmouth Inn

Screening of Taking Root on Tuesday, September 25th at the Dartmouth Inn, The Plains Totnes, at 8:00 pm. Event Poster

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June 2018

Taking Root screening – Caspar, California

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Caspar Community Center

Taking Root will be screened at the Caspar Community Center, 15051 Caspar Road on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00 pm. Suggested donation $10. The filmmakers will be available in person for a Q&A following the film. 

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May 2018

Taking Root screening – Natick, Massachusetts

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Hosted by Occupy Natick, Taking Root will be screened at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sherrill Hall, 39 E. Central St., Natick, MA on Monday May 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The filmmakers will be available for a live Q&A following the film.

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Taking Root screening – Burlington, VT

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sponsored by Keep the Park Green, Taking Root will be screened at Main Street Landing House, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT on Saturday, May 19th at 4:00 pm and again at 7:30 pm. The filmmaker will be available for a Q&A following each showing. The event is free.

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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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a film by
Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

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