Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

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.