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

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Nehanda Imara

“Wangari Maathai is much more than the first African woman to receive the Noble Peace Prize. She is the embodiment and promise of the global environmental justice movement. Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai evokes images of majestic mountains, divine trees, Mau Mau ‘freedom army’ and Social Justice for Kenyan women. Taking Root demonstrates that the environmental movement is expanding in scope and vision. It is a social justice movement at its core. The infinite dimensions of the Green Belt Movement are seen through the lens of this film and its subject, a courageous woman fighting for a human cause.”

Nehanda Imara
Communities for a Better Environment
Merritt College, African American & Environmental Studies

Taking Root Film

a film by
Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

Marlboro Productions

Marlboro, Vermont