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Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

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How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Ask Wangari Maathai of Kenya. In 1977, she 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, earning her the Nobel Peace Prize.

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About the Film

About the Film

Find out more about the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize.

Episodes of Global Voices31

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Global Voices

Daughters of the Forest

Watch this episode through August 9th.

56:16

Daughters of the Forest

56:16

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Global Voices

A Young Patriot

Watch this episode through August 2nd.

1:18:33

A Young Patriot

1:18:33

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Global Voices

Avant

Watch this episode through July 26th.

56:18

Avant

56:18

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Global Voices

Here Comes Uncle Joe

Watch this film through July 31st.

54:14

Here Comes Uncle Joe

54:14

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Clips of Global Voices4

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Global Voices

Coming to Global Voices: Last Train Home

Airing Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10/9c on World Channel

0:29

Coming to Global Voices: Last Train Home

0:29

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Global Voices

Before the Revolution: Behind the Footage

Before the Revolution premieres Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 10/9c on WORLD Channel.

3:17

Before the Revolution: Behind the Footage

3:17

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Global Voices

Behind the Scenes of <i>Diamond in the Dunes</i>

<i>Diamond in the Dunes</i> premieres August 10, 2014 on the WORLD Channel.

3:17

Behind the Scenes of <i>Diamond in the Dunes</i>

3:17

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Global Voices

The Mosuo Sisters: Juma’s Conflict

The Mosuo Sisters premieres Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 10/9c on WORLD Channel.

4:44

The Mosuo Sisters: Juma’s Conflict

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Previews of Global Voices19

Video thumbnail: Global Voices Coming to Global Voices: Oil & Water

Global Voices

Coming to Global Voices: Oil & Water

Premiering Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 10/9c on World Channel

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Coming to Global Voices: Oil & Water

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Global Voices

Coming to Global Voices: Casablanca Calling

Premiering Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10/9c on World Channel

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Coming to Global Voices: Casablanca Calling

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Global Voices

Coming to Global Voices: Recycle

Airing Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 10/9c on WORLD Channel

0:30

Coming to Global Voices: Recycle

0:30

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Global Voices

Coming to Global Voices: Here Comes Uncle Joe

Premiering Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 10/9c on WORLD Channel

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Coming to Global Voices: Here Comes Uncle Joe

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