In memory of Prof. WANGARI MAATHAI, UNRIC in partnership with the Kenyan Embassy, UNEP and the Millenium Film Festival invites you to the screening of:
Wednesday, 5 October - 6:30pm at the Goethe Institute Brussels.
CINE-ONU presents the screening of the film Taking Root. The film tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, who sadly passed away on 25 September 2011. Her simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.
The film will be introduced by:
H.E Kembi-Gitura, Ambassador of Kenya to the Kingdom of Belgium, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Mission to EU
Thierry Lucas, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The film will be screened in English and has a runtime of 81 minutes.
* WHERE: Goethe Institute Brussels, Rue Belliardstraat 58 1040 Brussels
* WHEN: 5 October 2011- 6:30 PM
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