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

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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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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

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Marlboro, Vermont