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Global Voices

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 Voices3

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Global Voices

Good Country People

A special presentation of Global Voices in partnership with Women & Girls Lead

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Good Country People

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Half of Her

A special presentation of Global Voices in partnership with Women & Girls Lead

11:58

Half of Her

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Not Another Word

A special presentation of Global Voices in partnership with Women & Girls Lead

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Not Another Word

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Coming to Global Voices: Last Train Home

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

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Coming to Global Voices: Last Train Home

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Before the Revolution: Behind the Footage

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

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Before the Revolution: Behind the Footage

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

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

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

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The Mosuo Sisters: Juma’s Conflict

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

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The Mosuo Sisters: Juma’s Conflict

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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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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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Coming to Global Voices: Recycle

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

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Coming to Global Voices: Recycle

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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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