Arts + Culture,

Sembène Film Festival: The Prophet

Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 1, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City of Asylum
40 w. North Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222

The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since its publication in 1923. Gibran’s timeless verses have been given enchanting new form in this painterly cinematic adventure about freedom and the power of human expression.

This breathtaking animated feature was an official selection at Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry within stunning animated sequences.

Set in a Mediterranean seaside, exiled artist and poet Mustafa develops a relationship with Kamila and her young daughter, Almitra while authorities fear that his works will incite rebellion.

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