Taking Root at Community Cinema Bellingham

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 - 5:30pm
Format: 
Screening
Format: 
Discussion
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
Pickford Cinema Click here for Map

Join KCTS 9 and Community Cinema for a free, exclusive pre-screening of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai at the Pickford Cinema in Bellingham.
 
How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Ask Wangari Maathai of Kenya. In 1977, she suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy, earning Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.