The Resource Taking Root : The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai., (evideo)

Taking Root : The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai., (evideo)

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Taking Root : The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai.
Title
Taking Root
Title remainder
The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai.
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Language
eng
Summary
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai tells the inspiring story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The U.S.- educated Professor Maathai discovered her life's work by reconnecting with the rural women with whom she had grown up. Their lives had become intolerable: they were walking longer distances for firewood, clean water was scarce, the soil was disappearing from their farms, and their children were suffering from malnutrition. Maathai thought to herself, "Well, why not plant trees?" She soon discovered that tree planting had a ripple effect of empowering change. Countering the devastating cultural effects of colonialism, Maathai began teaching communities about self-knowledge as a path to change and community action. The women worked successively against deforestation, poverty, ignorance, embedded economic interests, and violent political oppression. They became a national political force that helped to bring down Kenya's 24-year dictatorship. 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. Cinema verite?<U+00fc> footage of the tree nurseries and the women and children who tend them brings to life the confidence and joy of people working to improve their own lives on their terms. Taking Root captures a world-view in which nothing is perceived as impossible and presents an awe-inspiring profile of Maathai's unstoppable and courageous thirty-year journey to protect the environment, defend human rights, and promote democracy
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CaSfKAN
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videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by New Day Films in 2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Merton, Lisa
  • Dater, Alan
  • Kanopy
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
80
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  • Maathai, Wangari
  • Tree planters (Persons)
  • Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya)
  • Women conservationists
  • Women politicians
  • Nobel Prize winners
  • Nobel Prize winners
  • Tree planters (Persons)
  • Women conservationists
  • Women politicians
  • Kenya
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live action
Label
Taking Root : The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai., (evideo)
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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two-dimensional moving image
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tdi
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 80 minutes)
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unknown
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online
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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other
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digital, .flv file, sound
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1216519
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not applicable
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sound
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sound on medium
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  • other
  • remote
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  • kan1216519
  • (OCoLC)974414871
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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other
Label
Taking Root : The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai., (evideo)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 80 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1216519
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • kan1216519
  • (OCoLC)974414871
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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