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Red Persimmons


This documentary offers a leisurely look at a small village in Japan, where a handful of people have devoted their lives to the growing of persimmons. Unlike most modern farmers, these growers seem to view their work first as an art, and only secondarily as commerce. Carefully tending their trees, with an expert's eye to changes in weather and soil, and drying and peeling the persimmons by hand, these growers take great pride in the quality of their fruit. The care and delicacy of their methods stand in...more