Friday Night at the Movies – A Grain of Sand

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Tonight The Girl and I will be watching A Grain of Sand. I caught a few minutes of the documentary this morning and cannot wait to watch this tonight.

This is the story of one man and an island. Brendon Grimshaw purchased the island in 1962 and set about making the island habitable. He did this with the help of one other man, Rene Antoine Lafortune.

Brendon Grimshaw, a British national, was editor to some of the most important newspapers in Africa. But in 1972, he gave it all up to go and live on Moyenne Island, which he purchased for ten thousand pounds.

In the thirty-six-years that he has lived on the island, Brendon and his friend, Rene Lafortune, planted sixteen-thousand trees, built 4,8 kilometers of nature paths, and brought and bred 109 giant land tortoises, creating an island of incredible beauty now worth 34 million Euros.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

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Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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  1. mary carman says:

    I liked it, a little slow, but that was the feel of life on the island. Felt good once I slowed my expectations down. I’m glad it is now a national park. This does mean it won’t be modernized and exploited??

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