Behind the Scenes

Filmmakers Lisa Merton and Alan Dater holding a camera and interviewing a man and a woman seated outside How did the filmmakers gain the trust of their documentary subjects? How can America’s environmental movement learn from Kenya’s?

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Filmmakers Alan Dater and Lisa Merton Meet filmmakers Lisa Merton and Alan Dater, read their bios, get advice for good storytelling and learn about their favorite films.

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Alan Merton looking into a camera Get the filmmakers’ personal perspectives on TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai.

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Lisa Merton posing with a woman in a colorful dress and two children Learn about the people who were involved in making the film.

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