Love is Work Made Visual A passionate Salma Hayek was at Cannes Film Festival to present a work-in-progress screening of The Prophet, based on Kahlil Gibran’s philosophical novel. Turning this 1923 best-seller, into an animation was always going to be a challenge but casting some of the best in the business would have given her the confidence to meet such a feat. A powerhouse list that
We are hearing reports that the Participant Media, Doha Film Institute animation adaption of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet will premiere at Cannes 2014.
This star studded animations with Salma Hayek and Roger Eller to name a few is the first manager film to tackle Gibran’s masterpiece.
From what we understand it will not be in competition and will have it’s screening on the 17th of May.
A planned filming trip to the island of Curacao next month for the official launch of the 43rd translation of The Prophet in Papiamento by Mrs. Hilda de Windt Ayoubi has had a setback in proposed funding.
Even when I was unknown, there was always a hand held out to me when I needed it. So I let Kahlil Gibran – with his unique mastery – describe this sentiment (which I have adapted because of the size of the column): “Your friend is the field where you sow with love and harvest with gratitude. He is your home, he is your table.
Though Gibran’s art was shown at several prestigious galleries in New York, he never gave up his fight for the poor. One day, after witnessing a noon-time tide of workers in Manhattan, he remarked, “This procession is of slavery. The rich are rich because they can control labor for little payment.” In a piece entitled “The Plutocrat,” Gibran called the figure of an insatiable capitalist a “man-headed, iron-hoofed monster who ate of the earth and drank of the sea incessantly.”