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August 28, 2019 8:10 pmFilm Forum, 209 W Houston St, New York, NY 10014
Join Words Without Borders and our partners at Film Forum for a screening of The Miracle of the Little Prince on Wednesday, August 28 at 8:10PM. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's writer and director, Marjoleine Boonstra, moderated by WWB's Susannah Greenblatt.
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 8:10PM
Location: Film Forum, 209 W Houston St, New York, NY 10014
Admission: $15 Regular, $9 for Film Forum Members
Please purchase advance tickets here.
About The Miracle of the Little Prince
“What is essential is invisible to the eye.” – The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Translated into more than 375 languages (more than any book but the Bible), The Little Prince has been embraced across a vast swath of cultures—including those who speak endangered languages: the Berbers of Morocco, the indigenous Pipil of El Salvador, the Sami of Norway/Finland, and the people of Tibet. Originally published in 1943, the book’s enigmatic story of an angelic child who befriends a stranded pilot in the North African desert has been debated for years. As understood by people who are themselves outcasts and exiles, it is a tale of friendship, alienation, loneliness, and eternal life. Appropriately, the film opens in the Sahara desert and moves across the globe to gather insights into what this literary masterpiece has meant to those who struggle to preserve a language and culture on the cusp of extinction.
Presented with support from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Fund and the Richard Brick, Geri Ashur, and Sara Bershtel Fund for Social Justice Documentaries
THE NETHERLANDS 2018 90 MINS. IN FRENCH, TIBETAN, TAMAZIGHT, SÁMI, AND NAWAT WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES FILM MOVEMENT
Description provided by Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum.