January 22, 2021

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Bardel Entertainment brings Gibran’s The Prophet to life

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Classic work of Arab literature getting big screen treatment thanks to Vancouver animation studio: CBC News

A Vancouver animation studio is bringing one of the best-known works of modern Arab literature to life in a new film showing at the Vancity Theatre.

The Prophet was written by Khalil Gibran in 1923. It’s a book of prose about life and the human condition and has been translated into 40 languages and sold more than nine million copies.

“It’s fantastic, we’re all really excited about it,” said Chris Browne, studio computer graphics supervisor for Bardel Entertainment, the company behind the film.

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