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Maathai, Wangari

Overview
Works: 165 works in 382 publications in 10 languages and 19,383 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Environmental films  Live-action/animation films  Biographical films  Folklore  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: SB63.M22, 333.72092
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The challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a view far from the dependent Africa typically portrayed by Western media, Maathai lays bare the complex and multi-layered culture of the continent, offering optimistic yet feasible ways to improve the quality of life that literally start from the ground up. Maathai analyzes the major impediments to development at three key levels--international, national, and individual. By stressing personal responsibility, Maathai focuses on what Africans can do for themselves to empower individual change at the community level
Dirt! : the movie( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring live action and animation, this movie examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to
The Green Belt Movement : sharing the approach and the experience by Wangari Maathai( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] is the story of the Green Belt Movement in Wangari Maathai's own words. It reveals the struggles and the structure of this extraordinary effort to reforest a vast region and free a people. [This] is the inspiring story of people working at the grassroots level to improve their environment and their country. Their story offers ideas about a new and hopeful future for Africa and the rest of the world.-Back cover
The little hummingbird by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A courageous hummingbird defies fear and expectations in her attempt to save the forest from fire. The illustrated story is supplemented by a natural and cultural history of hummingbirds, as well as an inspiring message from Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. Based on a South American indigenous story
Replenishing the earth : spiritual values for healing ourselves and the world by Wangari Maathai( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is so easy, in our modern world, to feel disconnected from the physical earth. Despite dire warnings and escalating concern over the state of our planet, many people feel out of touch with the natural world. Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai has spent decades working with the Green Belt Movement to help women in rural Kenya plant--and sustain--millions of trees. With their hands in the dirt, these women often find themselves empowered and "at home" in a way they never did before. Maathai wants to impart that feeling to everyone, and believes that the key lies in traditional spiritual values: love for the environment, self-betterment, gratitude and respect, and a commitment to service. While educated in the Christian tradition, Maathai draws inspiration from many faiths, celebrating the Jewish mandate tikkun olam ("repair the world") and renewing the Japanese term mottainai ("don't waste"). Through rededication to these values, she believes, we might finally bring about healing for ourselves and the earth."--Publisher's description
Taking root : the vision of Wangari Maathai( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai tells the inspiring story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The U.S.- educated Professor Maathai discovered her life's work by reconnecting with the rural women with whom she had grown up. Their lives had become intolerable: they were walking longer distances for firewood, clean water was scarce, the soil was disappearing from their farms, and their children were suffering from malnutrition. Maathai thought to herself, "Well, why not plant trees?" She soon discovered that tree planting had a ripple effect of empowering change. Countering the devastating cultural effects of colonialism, Maathai began teaching communities about self-knowledge as a path to change and community action. The women worked successively against deforestation, poverty, ignorance, embedded economic interests, and violent political oppression. They became a national political force that helped to bring down Kenya's 24-year dictatorship. Through TV footage and chilling first person accounts, Taking Root documents the dramatic confrontations of the 1980s and '90s as the women of the Green Belt Movement confront human rights abuses and environmental degradation. Cinema verité footage of the tree nurseries and the women and children who tend them brings to life the confidence and joy of people working to improve their own lives on their terms. Taking Root captures a world-view in which nothing is perceived as impossible and presents an awe-inspiring profile of Maathai's unstoppable and courageous thirty-year journey to protect the environment, defend human rights, and promote democracy
Nobelity by Guthrie CSD( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the future and how to solve global problems such as poverty and the environmental degradation through a series of interviews with nine Nobel Prize winners who discuss their vision for the world over the next 50 years
One peace at a time( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about a messed up world ... and how we could fix it. Join Turk Pipkin as he chronicles the model Indian orphanages of the Miracle Foundation, family planning initiatives with Thailand's Mechai Viravaidya, Ethiopian water projects with A Glimmer of Hope, and Architecture for Humanity's global design challenge for communities in need in the Himalayas, the Amazon, and the slums of Nairobi
Unbowed : a memoir by Wangari Maathai( Book )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in the Kenyan Highlands, Wangari Maathai never lost her connection with the land. She started the Green Belt Movement, which planted trees where forests were destroyed. Environmental campaigns led to wider political protests and the fight for democracy - and when democracy was finally won, Maathai became an elected politician" -- Publisher description
Planet Earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving species: Many of the animals featured in the Planet Earth series are endangered so do we face an extinction crisis? Saving Species asks the experts if there really is a problem, looks at the reasons behind the declining numbers of particular animals and questions how we choose which species we want to conserve
Climate refugees : "the human face of climate change"( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[E]xplore[s] the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics. The film turns the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with enormous worldwide consequences ... The film features a variety of leading scientists, relief workers, security consultants, and major political figures, including John Kerry and Newt Gingrich. Whether human-caused or a product of nature, the changing climate is already creating humanitarian disasters and will inevitably lead to worldwide political instability"--Container
The challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a view far from the dependent Africa typically portrayed by Western media, Maathai lays bare the complex and multi-layered culture of the continent, offering optimistic yet feasible ways to improve the quality of life that literally start from the ground up. Maathai analyzes the major impediments to development at three key levels--international, national, and individual. By stressing personal responsibility, Maathai focuses on what Africans can do for themselves to empower individual change at the community level
Atlas des forêts dans le monde protéger, développer, gérer une ressource vitale by Joël Boulier( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multipliant les points de vue et les échelles, les modes de représentation et les sources disponibles, cet ouvrage souligne l'importance et la diversité du fait forestier dans le monde et permet de mieux appréhender les grands enjeux : réchauffement climatique, biodiversité, préservation des forêts
Africa, the uncovered continent( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program offers a profile of the late Reverend Beyers Naude (1915 - 2004), an Afrikaner who gave up a life of privilege to follow his anti-apartheid convictions. Also, Charlayne Hunter-Gault interviews Wangari Maathai, author (Unbowed), the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and founder of the Green Belt Movement, a non-profit grassroots non-governmental organization focused on environmental conservation in Kenya. Plus we see a report from African Rights and Amnesty International
Écologie ces catastrophes qui changèrent le monde by Virginie Linhart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alors que nous mesurons aujourd'hui l'ampleur de la crise écologique, l'histoire des désastres qui ont ponctué les dernières décennies est peu connue. Surtout, on ne sait presque rien du soin mis par les autorités responsables à en minimiser les conséquences. Pourtant, au moment des faits, des lanceurs d'alerte ont immédiatement compris leur portée, et ont lutté pour émerger ce qui est devenu la conscience écologiste. Ce film raconte cette émergence. Pour la première fois, témoins et acteurs de ces événements dévoilent la manière dont des gouvernements et des entreprises, faisant preveu de lenteur et d'impréparation, ont choisi la dissimulation, voie le mensonge d'Etat, au mépris des conséquences pour les citoyens
The 11th hour by Leila Conners Petersen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the current conditions of humans and nature on Earth, and offers solutions and technologies for the future of the planet
Earth keepers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary traces the quest of Mikael Rioux, a young activist from Trois-Pistoles, Quebec. Eighty-year-old Christian de Laet, a pioneering Canadian environmentalist, becomes Rioux's guide and mentor. De Laet urges Rioux to go and meet visionary men and women implementing innovative projects for the future of society
Planting hope : Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wangari's success planting trees in Kenya is a reminder of how trees support life everywhere. Wangari discusses her work, hope and vision and footage of her receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize is also shown
Rank by Independent Film Channel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes look at professional bull riding. Features Justin McBride, Mike Lee, and Adriano Moraes as they compete in the 2004 Professional Bull Riding World Finals
Unbowed : my autobiography by Wangari Maathai( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The challenge for Africa
Alternative Names
Maathai, Wangari 1940-

Maathai, Wangari 1940-2011

Maathai Wangari Muta

Maathai, Wangari Muta 1940-

Maathai, Wangari Muta 1940-2011

Muta Maathai, Wangarĭ

Muta Maathai, Wangari 1940-2011

Vangari Maatai

Vangari Matai

Wangari Maathai activista política i ecologista kenyana

Wangari Maathai activista política y ecologista keniana

Wangari Maathai ambientalista, attivista politica e biologa keniota

Wangari Maathai biologe uit Kenia (1940-2011)

Wangari Maathai kenianische Umweltaktivistin und Friedensnobelpreisträgerin

Wangari Maathai kenijska działaczka ekologiczna, noblistka

Wangari Maathai Kenyan environmental and political activist

Wangari Maathai Kenyansk miljöaktivist och politiker

Wangari Maathai Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathaiová

Wangari Muta Maathai

Βανγκάρι Μαατάι

Вангари Маатаи

Вангари Маатаи еколог и политически активист от кенийски произход

Вангары Маатаі

Вангарі Маатаї

Маатаи, Вангари

ואנגרי מאטאיי

ואנגרי מאטאיי פעילת סביבתנות מקניה, זוכת פרס נובל לשלום ופרס גולדמן לסביבתנות.

وانجاري ماثاي

وانگاری ماآتای زیست‌شناس و دانشمند اهل کنیا

وانگڑائی ماتھائی

ونگری ماتھی

वंगारी मथाई

वाङ्गारी माथाई

ওয়াঙ্গেরী মাথেই

ਵੰਗਾਰੀ ਮਥਾਈ

வாங்கரி மாத்தாய்

వంగారి మాథాయ్

വങ്കാരി മാതായ്

ཝང་གྷ་རི་མཱ་ཐཱི།

မတ်ထိုင်း၊ ဝမ်ဂါရီ

ვანგარი მაატაი

마타이, 왕가리 1940-2011

마타이, 왕가리 무타 1940-2011

왕가리 마타이

マータイ, ワンガリ

ワンガリ・マータイ

旺加里·马塔伊

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The Green Belt Movement : sharing the approach and the experienceThe little hummingbirdReplenishing the earth : spiritual values for healing ourselves and the worldTaking root : the vision of Wangari MaathaiNobelityUnbowed : a memoirThe challenge for AfricaUnbowed : my autobiography