The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging. Yet media coverage is either completely absent or lacking complexity, offering only oversimplified portraits of poverty, dependence, and desperation. The continent is more dynamic and its problems more intricate than that, blocked by bottlenecks at the international, national and individual levels. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai-founder of the Green Belt Movement, author of The Challenge for Africa and longtime environmental and democracy advocate-visits Zócalo to offer her unique vision of Africa, and of why Africans need a moral revolution if they are to save their continent. Talk to her about her perspective and what Americans need to know in order to help.
Starring Wangari Maathai
Camera Operator/Director Yusaku Mizoguchi