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Taking Root
Date Wednesday March 25
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
The Oakland Museum of California is located at 1000 Oak @ 10th Street, near Lake Merritt, in Oakland. Oak is a one-way street, going north.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSarah Schneider
EmailTheAdventures [at]
Taking Root
6 p.m.
Filmmakers Lisa Merton and Alan Dater tell the dramatic story of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees in Kenya grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy. Panel discussion following the film with: Andrea Samulon from the Rainforest Action Network; community advocate Githogori NyangaraMurage; Melinda Kramer, founder and co-director of Women's Earth Alliance; and Nunu Kidane from the Priority Africa Network.

The ITVS Community Cinema Series is shown captioned and the panel discussions are ASL interpreted by DEAF Media. Free. The accessible entrance to the museum is from the parking garage, entrance on Oak Street. Parking is free for ITVS film screenings.

* The ITVS Community Cinema Series at the museum features previews of films scheduled for upcoming broadcast on the Emmy Award–winning PBS series Independent Lens. The series is presented by Oakland Museum of California and ITVS in partnership with the Oakland Film Office, KQED Education Network, DEAF Media, and Hands On Bay Area.
Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 23rd, 2009 10:45 PM

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