TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI, Directed & Produced by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater
This film tells the dramatic story of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Kenya, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights and defend democracy.
Q & A with Lauren Berger, Green Belt USA, the organization Wangari Maathai founded. Live African Music & Dance.
Single Music & Film Ticket - Adult: $25, Students/Senior Citizens: $20, Group Rate: $15 (for groups of 10 or more)
Encompass Music & Film Festival — Paradigm Shifts — Bridging indigenous cultures and women’s wisdom with western science…
True stories from Africa, Kyrgyzstan, South America, New York City, Utah and cities around the world told through soul-stirring films and paired with inspiring live musical performances that celebrate people protecting our planet.
Experience their art and then meet the filmmakers, musicians, singers and change-makers who are at work on behalf of us all.
Encompass New Opera Theatre creates and produces adventurous new music drama and opera that explores our place in the universe and the inter-connection of nature through compelling human stories. Angel of the Amazon, about protecting the rain forest, The Astronaut’s Tale, and The Theory of Everything, exploring quantum physics and indigenous cosmology were produced in its Science & Arts program.
The Environmental Education Fund provides training, mentoring and resources to help individuals and organizations plan and hold an environmental festival. Creative mediums such as film help to spread awareness and the discussions following the films often inspire collaborations that lead to solutions. A new awareness is key to solving our complex environmental crisis.
Encompass New Opera Theatre's programs are made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Cornelius N. Bliss Memorial Fund, the Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation, The Friar's Foundation Art Grant, the Virgil Thomson Foundation, and our generous Patrons.
We are proud to present The Actors Fund Podcast Series, offering valuable information based on workshops The Fund offers in our New York and Los Angeles offices. Stay tuned for more to come in the series!