Wangari Maathai & The Green Belt Movement

 

Title Wangari Maathai & The Green   Belt Movement
Director(s) Landon Van soest
Date released (year) 2010
Production company StridesinDevelopment
Length 8.52mins
Location Kenya
Keywords/tags Environmentalism, deforestation,   sustainability, empowerment
Link to film http://youtu.be/BQU7JOxkGvo
Synopsis Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan   environmentalist and political activist. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the   Green Belt Movement, an environmental NGO focused on environmental   conservation and women’s rights. In 2004, she became the first African woman   to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contributions to sustainable   development, democracy, and peace.

Source: http://tv.greenmedinfo.com/wangari-maathai-the-green-belt-movement/

Reviews/discussion The Green Belt Movement   (http://greenbeltmovement.org) organizes rural women in Kenya to plant trees,   an effort that combats deforestation while generating income for the   community and promoting empowerment for women. Since Maathai founded the   Movement, over 40 million trees have been planted and over 30,000 women have   been trained in forestry, food processing, beekeeping, and other sustainable,   income-generating activities.

Source: http://tv.greenmedinfo.com/wangari-maathai-the-green-belt-movement/

Links to other resources http://greenbeltmovement.org

http://www.nature.org

http://www.unep.org

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wangari_Maathai