Sembène Film Festival: The ProphetSaturday, December 1, 2018 @ 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
(This screening will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.)
Join us for a screening of The Prophet presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.
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.
Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, through film and other complementary cultural events.
The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembene and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.