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Season 10 Episode 19

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 14, 2009 on PBS
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Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
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This inspiring documentary follows Kenyan Wangari Maathai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, as she founds the Green Belt Movement. Through the simple act of planting trees, she helped the poverty-stricken country reclaim land from deforestation, while providing an income for rural communities. The film demonstrates how environmental concerns and economic growth can work together for the betterment of communities.

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