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Poet of the Heart
Magnolia Films
December, 2004
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Banyen's Description: 

Celebrate Rumi’s 800th birthday with this beautiful, award-winning 1998 film produced by Haydn Reiss. Originally broadcast on PBS, the film explores in heartful words and music how the 13th-century Persian mystic Rumi has become the bestselling poet in North America.



Rumi, Poet of the Heart presents Coleman Barks, the pre-eminent contemporary translator of Rumi’s postry, in live performance and intimate conversation. His collection, The Essential Rumi, has delighted both devoted and new readers. Joining Coleman to celebrate the earthy, joyous, spiritual passion of Rumi’s poetry are Robert Bly, Deepak Chopra, storyteller Michael Meade, Huston Smith, and others. Musical performances by oud master Hamza El Din and world music artist and chant-master Jai Uttal add to this inspiring, “wine-soaked” film.  It’s narrated by Academy Award nominee Debra Winger.



“A full cup for the tasting.” —New Age



“It can’t get any better than this.” — EarthLight Magazine of Spiritual Ecology






Publisher’s Description: 

Celebrate Rumi’s 800th birthday with Deepak Chopra, poet Robert Bly, Rumi translator Coleman Barks, storyteller Michael Meade, mythologist Huston Smith, and musical performances by Grammy-nominated artists Hamza El Din and Jai Uttal. Originally broadcast on PBS, this award-winning film explores in words and music how a 13th-century Persian mystic has become the best-selling poet in America today. Academy Award nominee Debra Winger narrates. "A beautifully produced documentary." - The Hollywood Reporter. "A full cup for the tasting." - New Age magazine.

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