Kahlil Gibran New Film of His Life and Poems

  Kahlil Gibran 
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Does anyone remember his book The Prophet ?
I certainly do; it was a popular gift when I was in my teens. Some critics disregarded it as Hallmark froth and it fell out of favour but it has been rediscovered by a new generation.

There are two new films inspired by Gibran's life "The Prophet by Gary Tarn, a British director which was made in 2011  and for this new one to begin filming in Boston in 2014 .
You can click here for more information.
"The project also fulfills a personal mission for Shalhoub and Shalhoub Yazbek.
“We made a pact with each other that we would steer our careers toward film. We had to make films with Arab or Arab American heroes to foster a bridge between East and West,” Shalhoub said.

Both said there is no better emissary than Gibran.
“His main message through his art and writing is unity and diversity. If there is ever a time we feel the world needs to feel more unified or celebrate each others’ differences it would be now. Everything just feels so polarizing,” Shalhoub said.

January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon as a young man he migrated with his family to Boston in the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career. 

In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.
He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic  prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960's counterculture.

He also wrote a book called Jesus, the Son Of Man. Click here for more information.
Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare 
and Lao Tzu.

Click here for his poem ,Song of Soul.

Video below on Giving and Prayer

Really beautiful

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