Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai – February 15 at 5:30 – Cinema Green

On Wednesday, February 15, at 5:30 p.m., ECOMB’s Cinema Green Project, in partnership with Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College, presents “Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai” from the Stand Up, Rise Up! film series. The film will screen at EcoTech Visions, 670 NW 112 Street, Miami, FL 33168. There will be a panel discussion following the film. All Stand Up, Rise Up! films are free, but tickets through Eventbrite are required.

Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai

Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose 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.

About Cinema Green

Bringing about environmental change and awareness in our community is one of ECOMB’s primary goals. And this is exactly what Cinema Green Project is all about: through the screening of environmental documentaries, educate and increase the awareness among Miami-Dade County residents about pressing ecological issues in South Florida and around the world.


The Cinema Green Project, produced in collaboration with the Miami Beach Cinematheque, is a monthly film series that fuses lessons learned from each screening with an opportunity to get involved in local sustainability efforts, yielding a more environmentally conscious society. In doing so, ECOMB hopes to inspire advocacy and action amongst the community and provide opportunities for positive change to occur.


ECOMB is an environmental education nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable living practices, fostering environmental stewardship and preserving our community’s ecology.

The Stand Up, Rise Up! film series is being shown at various locations in Miami, from January 25 through March 22. The next film is “Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai ” on Wednesday, February 22, at Miami Dade College InterAmerican campus, 627 SW 27 Avenue, Room, Miami, FL 33135.