This animated short tells the story of the relationship between a little boy and the tree which lovingly and unstintingly provides for his needs at each stage of his life, asking nothing in return. Simple and low-key, this film raises profound questions about parental and filial love, and about the need to give and the need to repay.

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The Giving Tree

USA, 1971, 10 minutes, color
Directed by Charlie O. Hayward

Produced by Nick Bosustow and Shel Silverstein

Based on the book by Shel Silverstein

Narrated by Shel Silverstein

Public Exhibition 16mm rental available


 
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