4 June 2011

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees (French title L'homme qui plantait des arbres), is an allegorical tale by French author Jean Giono, published in 1953. It tells the story of one shepherd's long and successful singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps near Provence throughout the first half of the 20th century. The tale is quite short—only about 4000 words long.

This is a 1987 Canadian short animated film directed by Frédéric Back. This 30-minute short film is narrated by Christopher Plummer, and produced by Radio-Canada. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, as well as several other awards that year.

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