TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI
Lisa Merton and Alan Dater, US 2008 [PG], 81 mins, English/Swahili/Gikuyu (EST)
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. Through TV footage and chilling first person accounts, Taking Root documents the dramatic confrontations of the 1980s and '90s as the women of the Green Belt Movement confront human rights abuses and environmental degradation. The film captures a worldview in which nothing is perceived as impossible and presents an awe-inspiring profile of Maathai's unstoppable and courageous thirty-year journey.
[Credits for still available separately)
COMMITTING THE TRUTH
Cathal Burke/Miamh Heery, Ireland, 2012, [E], 17 mins
Discussion led by speaker from the Greenbelt Movement, Catherine Furey -International Criminal Lawyer
Screenings are at Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL.
Nearest tube: Warren Street. Overground: Euston.
Buses: 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30, 73, 88, 134, 205, 390.
Booking information: tickets are available from 10.20 am on the day and may not be booked in advance.
Admission £10, concessions £8. Annual members £6/£4. Sorry no credit cards.