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]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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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These episodes of Global Voices aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
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- My Perestroika (#708)
- Tales of the Waria (#504)
- Acrobat (#509)
- Casablanca Calling (#716)
- Recycle (#715)
- Last Train Home (#718)