Nell Minow, "The Movie Mom"

January 2002

"Older kids will enjoy the latest in one of my favorite series, the Globalstage videos of outstanding theatrical productions. This one is "How Much Land Does a Man Need,"' based on a story by Leo Tolstoy. The actors perform on an open-air stage in front of Montana scenery so striking it makes its own case for the connection to the land. A poor sharecropper is able to buy a small plot of land, but instead of being satisfied, he becomes determined to become the largest landowner in the country. He learns some powerful lessons about greed that is a nice reminder after the holiday season about finding happiness in what we already have."