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How Much Land Does a Man Need?

51 minutes 26 seconds

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"The secret of happiness is not to have what you want, but to want what you have." This adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's story examines the potential danger of greed and ambition. Buck, a sharecropper, is content with his life until presented with opportunities for more. Includes a brief background on Tolstoy's life and philosophy. Teacher may have to explain the omnipresent onscreen narrator.

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Runtime: 51 minutes 26 seconds

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