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

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Names of People in the Film

The People in the Film in order of appearance

Wangari Maathai
Founder of the Green Belt Movement and first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004) http://greenbeltmovement.org
Naomi Kabura Mukunu
Chairperson, Kirangari Mwireri Women’s Group, Mirichu Network, Mirichu
Leah Kisomo
Vice Chair, Kyaume Network, Kyaume
Lilian Wanjiru Njehu
Kanyariri Mother’s Union Tree Nursery, Kanyariri, first community group to start a tree nursery
Rebah Wasike
Nursery Attendant, Wanyekwa Maramu Women’s Group, Malaha
Michael Blundell
British settler
Kamoji Wachiira
Environmental scientist and activist, political prisoner for three years
Moses Ndiritu Muta
Wangari Maathai’s brother
Njogu Kahare
Staff, Green Belt Movement
Kang’ethe Mungai
Human rights activist
Rose Wabuke
Treasurer, Malaha Sub-location Green Network, Malaha
Vertistine Mbaya
Founding board member of the Green Belt Movement; colleague of Wangari’s from the University of Nairobi
President Daniel arap Moi
2nd Kenyan president (1978 to 2002)
Ngorongo Makanga
Human rights activist, member of the prodemocracy movement and co-founder with Wangari Maathai of the Green Party in Kenya.
Njehu Gatabaki
Journalist and former MP
Ruth Wangari
Mother of political prisoner
Veronica Nduthu
Mother of political prisoner
Reverend Peter Njenga
Provost, All Saints Cathedral where group of protesting women were sheltered for 11 months starting in the spring of 1992
Kinyanjui Kiuno
Staff, Green Belt Movement
Fredrick Njau
Staff, Green Belt Movement
Major General Njuki Mwaniki
Embakasi Garrison spokesman for treeplanting soldiers
Anastasia Njeri
Sunshine Women’s Group, Kangari
Purity Wairimu Maina
Karinga Women’s Group

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Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

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