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

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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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February 2015

Climate Action Day

February 11, 2015
Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, NH United States + Google Map


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Taking Root Film

a film by
Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

Marlboro Productions

Marlboro, Vermont