The Man of the Trees

Documentary | 18 min 55

Tuesday | November 2nd | 7pm

Daniel Balima is a senior horticulturist from Tenkodogo, a small Sub-Saharan African town in Burkina Faso. As a child Daniel has fallen ill with polio and, although growing without the use of his legs, he was able to follow his father in the family nursery, walking on his hands.
Daniel sows and cultivates, with great effort, many vegetables and plants, he is able to pay for the studies of his children and grandchildren, and even help those who have no food and go to the garden knowing they can collect and take home what is necessary to feed. In over fifty years of activity he has given life to more than a million trees and dreams of planting another million.

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Andrea Trivero

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The Man of the Trees

Documentary | 18 min 55

Tuesday | November 2nd | 7pm

Daniel Balima is a senior horticulturist from Tenkodogo, a small Sub-Saharan African town in Burkina Faso. As a child Daniel has fallen ill with polio and, although growing without the use of his legs, he was able to follow his father in the family nursery, walking on his hands.
Daniel sows and cultivates, with great effort, many vegetables and plants, he is able to pay for the studies of his children and grandchildren, and even help those who have no food and go to the garden knowing they can collect and take home what is necessary to feed. In over fifty years of activity he has given life to more than a million trees and dreams of planting another million.

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Director
Andrea Trivero

Country(s)
Italy