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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The Film

Wangari Mathaai
Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.

Taking Root is the most comprehensive, in-depth film about Wangari Maathai available. It was made in close collaboration with her during the last decade of her life.

Taking Root has been translated into 12 languages and is now available at no charge for online streaming and downloading if you are a qualified individual or organization. These new multiple-language international editions were inspired by Wangari’s intention to support communities around the world who are dealing with deforestation and connected issues.

Taking Root Film

a film by
Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

Marlboro Productions

Marlboro, Vermont