Taking Root: How the simple act of women planting trees changed a nation - in new languages!
At present we here at Marlboro Productions are translating and dubbing Taking Root : The Vision of Wangari Maathai into Haitian Creole.
As I write, Nadine Dominique, the daughter of Jean Dominique (subject of the film The Agronomist by Jonathan Demme) is sitting here working away on the translation. The film will be used by grassroots organizations in Haiti to help their people make the connections between environmental justice, human rights and good governance as Wangari Maathai did in Kenya. The Lambi Fund of Haiti who already has a connection with the Green Belt Movement of Kenya, will be using the film in their work.
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 film was shown last week at the Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Kampala Uganda. The conference runs through June 11th.