This film is no longer available through The Video Project. Please contact the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for additional information on availability.
Heralded as "a masterpiece of animated art," this timeless film tells
the inspirational story of a solitary shepherd who patiently plants and nurtures a forest
of thousands of trees, single-handedly transforming his arid surroundings into a thriving oasis.
Undeterred by two World Wars, and without
any thought of personal reward, the shepherd tirelessly sows
his seeds and acorns with the greatest care. As if by magic,
a landscape that seemed condemned grows green again. A film
of great beauty and hope, this story is a remarkable parable
for all ages and an inspiring testament to the power of one
person.Also available as part of a 4 disc boxed set including all 9 of Frederick Back's animated films and special features.