The man who planted trees L'homme qui plantait des arbres
The man who planted trees L'homme qui plantait des arbres

Publication Information
[Montreal, Quebec] : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; San Francisco, CA : Distributed by The Video Project, [2002]

Physical Description
1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
A story by Jean Giono translated by Jean Roberts.
Originally produced in 1987.
Supplemental materials: Entrevue avec [interview with] Jean Giono (b&w, 1960) (22 min.); entrevue avec [interview with] Hubert Tison (7 min.); Festivals and awards [text feature]; Photo gallery [slide show].

Subject Term
Tree planting -- Drama.
Peasants -- France -- Drama.
Forest regeneration -- France -- Drama.

Short films -- Canada.
Animated films -- Canada.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Added Author
Giono, Jean, 1895-1970.
Back, Frédéric, 1924-2013
Tison, Hubert.
Plummer, Christopher
Noiret, Philippe,
Giono, Jean, 1895-1970. Homme qui plantait des arbres. English.

Added Corporate Author
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Set in Provençal France between 1910 and 1945, an anonymous narrator tells of initially meeting, and his subsequent visits with, a taciturn shepherd named Elzéard Bouffier - the 'man who planted trees'. Bouffier, after his wife and child died, moved to a remote and barren area to tend sheep. Seeing the devastated land, he resolved to change it by planting trees. And he did so -- for forty years. The results of this unrecognized, patient, continual effort, were astonishing.

System Details

Language Note
In Français or English with optional subtitles in Français or English.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Children's DVDDVD J FICTION MAN11J DVDs