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
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.”
Francesco Medici an international Gibran scholar and research producer for The Documentary film Kahlil Gibran The Reluctant Visionary has unearth a rare photograph of Gibran lost in the private collection of the National Museum of American History.
With Prophecies, A’lante Flamenco proved its genre as worthy for reconsidering Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. No matter how much the author’s overplayed meditations on the human condition threatened to alight in abstraction, the fierce tethers in flamenco’s drama, existential expression, and rawness of invention grounded them obstinately in the now.