Film Tip 'Taking Root'

Can planting trees change the political system and lead to a Nobel Peace Prize? The answer is yes.

Wangari Mathai, also know as the 'Tree Mother', started a women's movement of simple planting trees in deforestated terrains in Kenya. This soon became a strong civil initiative, leading to deep transformation withing Kenia's political and social system.
Being colonized by Britain, Kenya was under their regime. Planting trees became a foundation, called 'The Green Belt Movement'. It brought back freedom to citizens of this country and made protection of environment a political responsibility.

The powerful story of life and commitment of Wangari Mathai is an example of a struggle towards a true democracy and saving both the environment and traditional communities.

See the trailer

A full version of the film is not accesible online but you can purchase it through the website:

To find out more about Wangari Mathai's work, life, books and Greenbelt Movement visit:


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for keeping the faith! A true inspiration, god bless Eve