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|Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai|
|Date||Wednesday March 30|
|Time||6:30 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highand Ave.
Piedmont, CA 94611
|julie [at] diversityfilmseries.org|
Mar 30, 6:30 pm - 9 pm
A documentary by Lisa Merton & Alan Dater
Wangari Maathai - educator, Nobel Peace Prize winner, leader of the Green Belt Movement - changed history in Kenya. She began by teaching rural women to plant trees. They worked against poverty, deforestation, ignorance, global economic interests, and government repression, until the movement became a national political force that helped to bring down Kenya's 24-year dictatorship. The film has won numerous awards, including the Audience Award at Hot Docs, Montreal, 2008.
For more info: anita [at] diversityfilmseries.org / 510-547-2250 / or http://www.diversityfilmseries.org / http://www.takingrootfilm.co