Institute History

  • 2005 Rawi Middle East Screenwriters Lab in Jordan


GIBRAN chronicles the epic and turbulent life of Kahlil Gibran, from his poverty-stricken boyhood in Ottoman-controlled Lebanon, to his adult travels in Paris, Boston and New York in the early 1900s. Although born with a broken heart and a tortured soul, Gibran struggles to deliver his message to the world: You are far far greater than you know. In the end, this dream compels him to write The Prophet, the second best selling book in American history.


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