The Miracle of the Little Prince

Documentaries
Director: Marjoleine Boonstra 2018 89 Minutes All ages
The Miracle of the Little Prince Sun 06 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 01:30pm 90mins State Library of Queensland
The Miracle of the Little Prince Mon 07 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:00am 90mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

The Miracle of the Little Prince is a poetic exploration of how four communities draw on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved novella to preserve their native languages.

This timely documentary, screening in the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages, explores how The Little Prince (1943) — the world’s second most translated book, next to the Bible — has been central to the survival
of four languages: the Tamazight language of the Berber people in North Africa, the Sámi languages of Northern Europe, the Nawat language of Central America and Tibetan. The beautiful, lingering cinematography brings these cultures to life as the film reveals how central language is, to understanding not only culture but also to understanding our own identities, histories and traditions.

Details

Year:2018
Classification:All ages
Country:Netherlands
Language:French and Tibetan, with English subtitles
Director:Marjoleine Boonstra
Producer:Pieter van Huystee
Script:Marjoleine Boonstra, Lies Janssen, Pieter van Huystee
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Films Transit