Salma Hayek: Production of ‘The Prophet’ is an adventure

APRIL 27, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Lebanese-Mexican actress, Salma Hayek, held a press conference on Monday at “Promomedia” cinema after the release of her new film “The Prophet”.

She emphasized “the importance of this film, especially its human and artistic value” in the presence of movie director, Roger Allers, musician, Gabriel Yared, distributor, Mohammad Fathallah, chairman of Gebran Khalil Gebran committee, Tarek Chandab, and a crowd of reporters.

The actress expressed great joy for being in Lebanon, saying that she has never seen anything as beautiful as the natural sites of Byblos and Gebran Khalil Gebran museum.

“The animated film is a message to the new generation, which pressingly needs values and human principles. Despite the fact that Gebran Khalil Gebran is a Lebanese poet and artist, but his works are published all over the world,” she said.

Hayek added that “the goal of this film is to show that the Lebanese are capable of spreading the love, peace, and culture in the world,” assuring that “the life of Gebran is in itself a lesson which People need to be inspired from.”

“The production of this film is an adventure and a message of unity for the new generation,” she said, reiterating her pride of her Lebanese origins and culture.

The launch of the animated film “The Prophet” is scheduled on Monday at 17:00 at Beirut Souks cinemas.