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  1. Find Your Audience: Building Long-Term Engagement with Passionate Viewers

    August 7, 2012

    ITVS's Rebecca Huval discusses research, news, and trends that come out of ITVS’s IndiesLab. Documentary filmmakers have complex motivations for producing films. Unlike the makers of, say, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, most nonfiction directors want their viewers to do more than simply pay for theatre tickets. They’re after long-term

  2. Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Memorialized in San Francisco

    November 22, 2011

    Al Gore was just one of several distinguished speakers who came to Wangari Maathai's memorial service at the Delancey Street Theater in San Francisco last week. The environmentalist passed away in September while undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. Also in attendance was Douglas Goldman (president of the Goldman Environmental Foundation),

  3. Wangari Maathai’s Message in Honor of MLK

    January 13, 2011

     Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Kenyan Environmental Justice Leader Wangari Maathai, who is featured in the film Taking Root, offers a few words to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of community service. Video produced by: Lisa Merton and Alan DaterTo honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to service, ITVS is proud to

  4. Community Cinema Screening of TAKING ROOT at Whole Foods Market

    June 23, 2009

    Read about the special upcoming Community Cinema screening of TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, which tells the story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement. The screening will be at Whole Foods Market Briarcliff in Atlanta, GA, on Thursday, July 2, at 8:00 PM. Amy

  5. Ithaca Community Cinema Reports on TAKING ROOT

    May 21, 2009

    Ithaca Community Cinema recently held a screening of the Independent Lens film TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai at S.T.A.M.P.'s Guerrilla Griots Human Rights Media Arts Center. TAKING ROOT tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement.