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The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)

L'homme qui plantait des arbres (original title)
The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

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This film tells the story of a shepherd who repairs the ruined ecosystem of a secluded valley by single-handedly cultivating a forest over a thirty year period. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Possibly the most beautiful story ever written.
4 March 2002 | by (Blairgowrie, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Possibly the most beautiful story ever written. Utter perfection in it's simplicity. Sheer poetry to rival the greatest of all bards. The author should receive a special oscar for giving this peaceful, wonderful tale to the world. If it were out on video I would purchase it in French and English. No ecological group could argue any better for what mankind can be capable of, but so often finds itself lacking.


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