Now in 12 languages – available FREE via streaming or for purchase on DVD

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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International Editions and Organizing

Taking Root is now available in 12 languages at no charge via online streaming and downloading, and also as DVDs to purchase – to help NGOs, grassroots organizations, and individuals around the world address environmental sustainability, human rights, and grassroots empowerment in their own communities.

Wangari Maathai’s holistic approach to environmental stewardship, integrated problem solving, and citizen empowerment is inspiring individuals, communities, schools, colleges, and grassroots organizations around the world to take action.

Use Taking Root and the information on these pages to make a difference in your own community and country.

How to Host a Screening

Download and print out our checklist for hosting.
Download a mini-poster and postcards for your event.

Home Use DVDs are available via our website:

Educational institutions, public libraries, and organizations should purchase the original English edition from New Day Films.

Contact us regarding educational / organizational use of international editions.

Tell Us About Your Screening

If you initiate activities as a result of seeing Taking Root, be sure to let us know by adding your stories, comments, and images to our Facebook page.

Or you can email your stories and photos to us and we will add them to the Facebook conversation.

The Film and Other Resources


Taking Root Film

a film by
Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

Marlboro Productions

Marlboro, Vermont