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Paradigm Shifts: Music & Film Festival — NEW YORK: Day 4

  • Union Theological Seminary 3041 Broadway New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Encompass' Paradigm Shifts: Music & Film Festival in association with Union Theological Seminary, The Center for Earth Ethics (Karenna Gore, Director) and Derrick Harkins, Vice President of Union and Innovation in Public Programming.

 

Dr. Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Kenya who rallied thousands of women to plant trees. Her vision grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy.

Photo Credit: Martin Rowe

 

RENEE ROBINSON DANCE PROJECT, featuring Dancers: Renee Robinson, Alexa, Zakiya Talibah Keféntsé, and Empress Idama; Vocalist: Kefentse; and Drummers: Fatari and Jahi.

LIVE MUSIC:

SALIEU SUSO, composer/kora player, on the 21-stringed kora (West African harp)

FILM:

TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater the compelling true story of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Kenya who rallied thousands of women to plant trees. Her vision grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy.

Q & A:

Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, filmmakers of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai.