Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Man Who Planted Trees, Jean Giono

5 stars
It won the Academy Award for best animated short film in 1987 - an exceptional story told with outstanding cinematic interpretation that is well worth thirty minutes of your time. I highly recommend the link below to view the film.

In brief, it is the story of one shepherd's long and successful single handed effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps near Provence throughout the first half of the 20th century. An inspiring tale of what can come through the effort and determination of one man.

See the whole 30 minute movie by clicking here

Click here to read the story

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