Salma Hayek backs 'The Prophet' Animated Film
Sound the horns and prepare the Halleloo's:
It is time run, jump, and join the crowds hailing the return of the Prophet.
A Life Changing Book
Kahlil Gibran is one of my favorite writers, and The Prophet is his best known work. It is a brilliant poetry book recounting the teachings of the Prophet Al-Mustafa as he is about to leave the city of Orphalese. Each chapter is a meditation on a different concept or virtue.
I first read the book shortly after I graduated high school, and spent a long time pondering the ideas within it. Gibran is the third most widely read poet in the world, and I would place him in the in the same category as Shakespeare, Kabir, and Rumi.
His language is frank and flowery, light and deep. His metaphors have a way of open your eyes to new possibilities. The more people exposed to this book, the better.
The Animated Prophet
I am not sure how well The Prophet will translate into film. If handled as well as Siddhartha, Seven Years in Tibet, Kundun, or Jodha Akbar, then it will be a great movie. Ventanarosa Productions has a good track record, so I have faith.