An interview with Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, who works to empower women, improve the environment and end corruption in Africa.
Narrated by Meryl Streep, Stolen Childhoods is a documentary feature film about the growing plague of child labor that engulfs the lives of 246 million children today. In extraordinary footage of their working conditions, child slaves, bonded laborers and laboring poor children from eight countries (including the US) tell their own stories . . . children forced to pick pesticide-laden tobacco, coffee and vegetables, kids chained to looms, boys kidnapped to work on fishing platforms at sea, girls trafficked for prostitution, children scavenging at dumps and enslaved at rock quarries and brick kilns. All these children tell their stories in their own words.Stolen Childhoods features interviews with 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, human rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, and Senator Tom Harkin, who calls the world's child laborers, "a breeding ground for Osama Bin Laden's army and future terrorists."At a time of increasing global insecurity, Stolen Childhoods reveals the risks of the world community continuing to waste these children's lives. It portrays local, national and international solutions at work to end child labor, offering a humanitarian path to a more stable world. It gives voice to children still lost to work and it celebrates the resilience of kids whose lives have been saved. It is a shocking, hopeful and energizing film and a call to action. For more information go to: www.stolenchildhoods.org
Professor Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, says that international recognition protects her. And she is convinces that foreign recognition helps campaigners confront sometimes ruthless interest in their home countries.
In this web exclusive video, learn why the Indian women of the Chipko Movement became known as tree huggers and what their defensive tactics were. The Kenyan environmental and political activist Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011) founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977 and was the first African women to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Watch 'A Fierce Green Fire' on April 22, 2014, at 9 pm on PBS.
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