The Man of the Trees and the Green Beans – L'homme Des Arbres

Directed By
Andrea Trivero
Past Presentation
Cinema Verde
Sustainable Business Award
2019
The Man of the Trees and the Green Beans – L'homme Des Arbres
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The Man of the Trees and the Green Beans – L'homme Des Arbres
19
Minutes
Minute
Health
,
Plants
,
Agriculture
Italy
2018

Daniel Balima is a senior horticulturist from Tenkodogo, a small Sub-Saharan African town in Burkina Faso, where he lives with his large family and has worked since he was born 67 years ago. Daniel as a child falls ill with polio and, although growing without the use of his legs, he is able to follow his father in the family nursery, walking on his hands. He works immediately with great passion and talent so much that his disability, which for many in Africa means a marked destiny, is for Daniel an opportunity: "I could take two paths: begging or taking my life in hand and devoting myself to work with dignity." Daniel has chosen and won this great challenge and, every day, he sows and cultivates with great effort and gratitude many vegetables and plants. In over fifty years of activity he has given life to more than a million trees and this is what is most important for Daniel because, as he tells us, his country, because of the drought, needs many trees and does not stop, on the contrary, he dreams of planting another million.

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