Re: Big Mamma

Brian McCaskill (
Thu, 29 Mar 2001 13:17:59 -0800 (PST)

Facets carries "The Man who Planted Trees" for $99.95, which includes public
performance rights. Description listed below in case anyone might be interested.

"The Man Who Planted Trees"

This Academy Award-nominated film lovingly animates Jean Giono's homage to
unselfish individuality. A solitary shepherd patiently plants and nurtures a
forest of thousands of trees, creating a thriving oasis, in this superb work
that is beloved equally by environmentalists and animation enthusiasts.

Frederic Back Canada 1987 30 mins.

VHS: Item# S50029 $95.00


Brian McCaskill, Director
Educational Services
Facets Multimedia
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At 12:51 PM 3/29/01 -0800, you wrote:
>After watching the AA awards lasat week and seeing that "Big Mamma" won for
>Best short documentary, I was going to put this inquiry to the vidlist serv
>group but got in a quagmire of work. Then, upon perusing the list today, I
>saw the inquiry about the doucmentary being available on video and I just
>had to ask this question. In her thankyou comments, the producer of "Big
>Mamma" acknowledged some people who had helped her - among them was
>Mitchell Block. I was wondering if this was the same Mitchell Block of
>Direct Cinema, Ltd.? Anyone hazard a guess? Also, I've been trying to
>locate a source for the video "The Man Who Planted Trees" -- this is
>probably the best video I've ever seen (ok, I've lead a sheltered life), --
>it's got action, pathos, great narration and visuals, etc. Thanks for any
>information. Jim Scholtz.
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