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State of the Arts: Taking Root, Savoy Theater

Taking Root, a documentary by Marlboro filmmakers Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, has been drawing attention this year, winning awards at festivals such as Canada's Hot Docs. Merton and Dater gained an unusual degree of access to the movie's subject, Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai, founder of her nation's environmentalist Green Belt Movement and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Vermonters can see the film this week at Montpelier's Savoy Theater, where it shows daily starting June 13. Merton and Dater pop in for a discussion following the 6:30 p.m. show on Saturday, June 14.

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Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison is the Associate Editor at Seven Days; she coordinates literary and film coverage. In 2005, she won the John D. Donoghue award for arts criticism from the Vermont Press Association.


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