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

Now in 12 languages – available by streaming or on DVDs –
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Thank you for your interest in our film. Due to different distribution contracts and licensing, DVDs are available to purchase from different sources. Please follow the purchase links below.

Note: If you are an NGO, community organization or individual working to address environmental sustainability, environmental justice, human rights, and grassroots empowerment in your own community outside of the U.S., you may be eligible to use the film at no charge. Learn how to TAKE ACTION and organize in your community.

Taking Root Film DVD coverTaking Root:
The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Special Edition DVD

This DVD includes the 80-minute feature, a 54-minute broadcast version, and 90 minutes of extras, all in English.

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International Editions DVD cover fo Taking Root FilmTaking Root:
The Vision of Wangari Maathai

International Edition DVDs

Each DVD includes the 80-minute feature film dubbed in three languages, the original English version, and 20 minutes of extras in English.

DVDs Available:

  • LA: Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole
  • AF: French, Arabic and Kiswahili
  • ICR: Indonesian, Chinese and Russian
  • VBH: Vietnamese, Bangla, and Hindi

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DVD cover: Planting HopePlanting Hope – Wangari Mathaai and the Green Belt Movement
Short Program DVD

This DVD includes a 7-minute short film.

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Please visit Marlboro Productions for other films by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater.


Taking Root Film

a film by
Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

Marlboro Productions

Marlboro, Vermont