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Taking root : the vision of Wangari Maathai

Author: Lisa MertonAlan DaterJim KleinMary LampsonTom HanekeAll authors
Publisher: [Harriman, NY?] : New Day Films, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : [Widescreen]View all editions and formats
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"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"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
DVD
Video
Named Person: Wangari Maathai; Wangari Maathai
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Merton; Alan Dater; Jim Klein; Mary Lampson; Tom Haneke; Samite; Marlboro Productions (Firm),; New Day Films,
OCLC Number: 457778946
Language Note: English; closed-captioned.
Notes: Bonus disc includes: full version (80 min.), broadcast version (53 min.), trailer, and extras (90 min.).
Originally produced in 2008.
Credits: Cinematography, Alan Dater ; editors, Mary Lampson, Tom Haneke, Jim Klein, Alan Dater ; music, Samite.
Description: 2 videodiscs (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: The fig tree story --
Wangari in the Aberdare Indigenous Forest --
The symptoms : conditions on the land in the 1970s --
The Green Belt Movement --
The root causes : colonialism --
Culture : How do we control these people? --
Mau Mau Crisis --
Independence and natural resources --
The Moi regime : fear! --
Wangari leads a workshop --
Food security --
Times Tower --
Wangari's biography : the early years --
Wangari's biography : marriage & divorce --
The light burning in the dark --
Freedom corner --
Wangari fears for her life --
The tribal clashes --
Civic and environmental education workshop --
Karura Forest --
Soldiers plant trees --
Thank you, thank you --
Nobel Peace Prize. Extra features on bonus disc. Conditions on the land (1:34) --
Wangari in the Indigenous Aberdare Forest (10:23) --
Culture and colonialism (7:35) --
The fig tree and praying for rain (0:40) --
Mau Mau (3:56) --
The years of fear (5:28) --
The Green Belt Movement : Program and goals (0:44) ; Environmental conservation and tree planting (10:34) ; Civic and environmental education workshops (CEE) (7:06) ; Food security, CEE workshop (4:14) ; The "Hut Tax," CEE workshop (3:03) ; Women for change (8:01) ; The Kahuro Market story (2:48) --
The Karura Forest protests (6:13) --
Wangari, the early years (6:10) --
Wangari, "A Strong African Woman," from a BBC interview (4:49) --
Wangari, the hummingbird story (2:31) --
The Nobel Peace Prize (4:41).
Responsibility: a Marlboro Production ; produced and directed by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater.

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"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"--Container.

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