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Short Film of the Day: The Man Who Planted Trees

Why Watch? Because the capacity of one man is larger than we think.

Christopher Plummer narrates this award-winning short that’s a bit longer than the films we normally feature here. Clocking in at 30 minutes, it’s definitely one of the longest, but it’s a compelling tale about one man attempting to re-forest a barren area.

You may even recognize it as a childhood bedtime story. The animation is impressionistic in browns, blacks and creams. Beautifully fluid work, it’s clear that it took care and time to create.

What does it cost? Just 2 minutes of your time.

Check out The Man Who Planted Trees for yourself:

THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES (1987)

Trust us. You have time for more short films.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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