Bay screening of film dedicated to green activist

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FRIENDS of the Earth will dedicate a film screening in the borough to a green activist who died in September.

Waringa Maathai, who is a commentator in the film Dirt! The Movie, which is being shown by the North Tyneside FoE group, was a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a scientist, feminist, professor, mother and grandmother.

The film, about the degradation of the Earth’s shallow layer of soil, is being shown at the Trojan Rooms, Whitley Bay, at 7.30pm on Tuesday, November 8.

Entry is free, though there will be a collection.