Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, Wangari Maathai has been fighting for environmental responsibility and democracy in her native Kenya for over 35 years. Unbowed recounts the incredible journey that culminated in her appointment to Parliament in 2002. Despite repeated jailings, beatings, and other obstacles along the way, Maathai created the Green Belt Movement and never relented in her goal to bring democracy to Kenya.
"Amazing story of this woman, but missing something"
Wangari Muta Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt movement in Kenya, speaks with Chris Johns, the editor-in-chief of National Geographic, about the critical link between the environment, democracy, the complex continent of Africa, and world peace.
Nobel Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai has campaigned for environmental activism and democracy in Africa for more thanthree decades. In The Challenge for Africa, she delivers an insightful call to action, presenting a realistic look at the diverse problems facing Africans today.