watch / a grain of sand

Brendon Grimshaw was an editor of some of the most important newspapers in Africa. in 1972, he gave it all up to go and live on Moyenne Island, which he purchased for ten thousand pounds. he has lived there ever since. yet, at 82-year-old, he now fears his island will one day be destroyed by the ever-expanding reach of our insatiable desires.

A Grain of Sand is a documentary about Brendon, Moyenne and the island’s uncertain future.

in the forty-years that he has lived on the island, Brendon and his friend, Rene Lafortune, have planted sixteen-thousand trees, built 4,8 kilometres of nature paths, and brought and bred 110 giant land tortoises, creating an island of incredible beauty now worth €34 million.

watch the full documentary here.

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