Sembène Film Festival: Taking Root (Kenya)Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(2 hrs. approximate run time)
Join us for a screening of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival.
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (Kenya) tells the story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, an environmentalist, political activist and author. Maathai, the first African woman to receive a Ph.D. in Central and East Africa and the and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, helped to bring down Kenya’s 24-year dictatorship.
Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, through film and other complementary cultural events.
The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembene and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.