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Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement


Wangari Maathai discusses the links between the environment, poverty and governance and why a ‘trickle-up’ approach is so important for holistic development.

Then, the positive knock-on effects of planting trees for a community in Kenya are highlighted. These include food security, gender equality, access to clean water and environmental regeneration.

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This documentary helps make the ideas of holistic development more accessible by offering a real world example of a holistic approach in action. Furthermore, it gives a voice to the individuals who are impacted by the issues at hand.

This short documentary was released as a supplement to the feature documentary ‘Good Fortune’, directed by Landon Van Soest.

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