Who is Gibran? By Joumana Boufakhreddine.
Who is Gibran?
“I am looking for life, “was the answer
“That is all?”
“Isn’t that enough?”
Gibran was born on 6 January 1883 in Bsharri village near Kadisha Valley, Lebanon,
He is the citizen of the world,” for the earth in its all, are my Land and all mankind my Countrymen”. The “unity of being “his concept, was calling for universal fellowship, the actual unification of human race.
“Bsharri is the deformed version of “Bayt al-Ashterut”, literally, “House of Ashterut”. Its history dates back to Phoenicians.”
Gibran’s legacy is lighting erudition enriched by great scholars that lead him to enlighten wisdom, “Learning is the only wealth tyrants cannot despoil . . . the true wealth of a nation lies not in its gold or silver but in its learning, and in the uprightness of its sons.”
Western Influences on Gibran
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A movie about Kahlil Gibran!
Gibran’s words are timeless quality to shine with much love, viewing life beauty to love and beloved. The prophet film is an artistic collage of different aspects as directing as creation and creativity journey, it is metaphorical representation of the text.
The prophet film made Gibran’s thoughts to fly as words as the film travels between Lebanon, Serbia, New York, Milan and London, and the rest of the world
Gibran’s inclusive, dogma-free vision to the affection, via Liam Neeson’s voice with total sincerity projected the connectedness of humanity
It has nothing to do with any documentation of our Lebanese culture or Oriental culture! Slogans of Gibran are used beautifully in context of narration yet never forecasted the will of Gibran or the dream of Gibran, his rebellious spirit, his daring mind that made different contents inspire. I loved it, the film! Yet Gibran is way more than that it is an experience of life time! Americans are best directors I strongly believe if Salma Hayek came before doing the film to Lebanon, the context of film would be way stronger as plot and building Characters Thank you Salma Hayek for 1000 Lebanese pound of every ticket price donated to Cancer Center in Beirut and the work is surely an art.
By Joumana Bou Fakhreddine
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