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Taking Root

by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

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Runtime: 81′

The film tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, who sadly passed away on 25 September 2011. Her 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.

The film was introduced by H.E Kembi-Gitura, Ambassador of Kenya to the Kingdom of Belgium, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Mission to EU; and Kriton Arsensis, MEP, with special responsibility for forests.

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