POV

Good Fortune: Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Environmentalist

Clip: Season 23 Episode 5 | 4s

Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan environmental activist who founded the Green Belt Movement, which trains rural women to plant trees, combat deforestation and generate income for impoverished communities. In this 2010 interview, Maathai explains Green Belt's holistic approach to addressing poverty. Maathai passed away on Sept. 25, 2011 at the age of 71 after battling ovarian cancer.

Aired: 07/12/10

Rating: NR

The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why?

Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode. The full episode is still available for purchase through the "Buy Now" links.

Buy Now:

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyncote Foundation. Additional funding comes from The …

POV Playlist

Newsletter

POV Playlist

Every two weeks, we curate a selection of POV docs, old and new, around a central theme. Stream while you can—films are available for two weeks, until the next Playlist!

Subscribe