Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (Encore Presentation!)


Sunday March 6th, 12:30 pm/St. Benedict the African-East Catholic Church/ Tickets

Please stay for post-film discussion, and opportunities for taking concrete action, which will be shared by local advocacy groups such as Faith in Place. Facilitator: Toni Anderson, Founding Executive Director, Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab.

Lisa Merton and Alan Dater/ 2008/ 81 min/Food, Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: 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.