Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Lisa Merton | 2008 | 55 min.

2012 Official Selection

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.