A Quiet Revolution

A 30-minute film featuring three dramatic case studies of how individuals in India, Slovakia and Kenya have contributed to solving local environmental problems.

  • Sustainability & climate change

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, and featuring interviews with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other experts, the film’s primary message is that even one person’s action can make a dramatic difference.

Sometimes I tell myself, I may only be planting a tree here, but just imagine what’s happening if there are billions of people out there doing something. Just imagine the power of what we can do.

Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

This prize-winning film which was produced by the Earth Council in cooperation with UNDP and UNEP, and supported by SGI, introduces villagers in India restoring ancient traditions of rainwater conservation, citizens in Slovakia tackling chemical pollution and profiles the achievements of Wangari Maathai who started the Green Belt Movement and initiated a program through which women in Kenya have planted over 30 million trees and regained control over their lives. The film urges individuals to take up the challenge of becoming active protagonists in the struggle to create a peaceful, sustainable world.

The film is now available in 8 languages—English, Japanese, Chinese (traditional), Korean, Spanish, French, German and Arabic.