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Global Voices

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (#612)

The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement. Kenya's Green Belt Movement was founded by Maathai who is the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize. Using archival footage and first-person accounts, the film documents dramatic political confrontations of 1980s and 1990s Kenya and captures Maathai's infectious determination and unwavering courage through in-depth conversations with the film's subjects. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: A new international independent documentary series from the Independent Television Service (ITVS), GLOBAL VOICES samples the best of international documentary. In its premiere season, the series features five all-new global docs and 21 notable international documentaries that have previously aired on PBS in other forums.

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