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Taking Root – Outdoor Movie Screening
31 August, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
“I found myself not just a woman wanting to plant trees to provide food and firewood. I found myself a woman fighting for justice, a woman fighting for equity. I started planting trees and found myself in the forefront of fighting for the restoration of democracy in my country.” —Wangari Maathai
TAKING ROOT is a compelling documentary narrative about the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, Maathai 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.
You Can’t Be What You Can’t See – We believe women need to see more strong, interesting, female protagonists in the stories we share, because that helps us create our own narratives and see ourselves as the strong, interesting protagonists of our own lives.
We want to thank Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, directors and producers of Taking Root, for sharing this story with the Lean In Cluj community.
The You Can’t Be What You Can’t See tour was brought to life with the support of Google and Women Techmakers.