The World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) has donated a sculpture of Gibran Khalil Gibran to the City of Los Angeles. The statue was unveiled on December 5th, 2014 at the Los Angeles Central Library.
The sculpture is in commemoration of the 130th anniversary of Gibran’s birth in the city of Bsharri, Lebanon. It was designed and completed by Victor Issa. it is a hollow bronze bust sculpture entitled “Gibran Khalil Gibran” that weighs 120 lbs. measures 36”x24”x17” with an average thickness of 3/16” and attached to a 100 lbs. concrete base that measures 3 ½’x 30”x 20”.
On 7838 m2 virgin land owned by the Gibran National Committee at Bsharreh, the “Jabal Al Arz” Institute that is founded by MP Sethrida Geagea has built a public garden and a cultural center. The project was funded by Mr. Carlos slim.
Licensed by the Gibran National Committee, Khalil Gibran’s best known fictional work The Prophet has been adapted for the big screen in a new production that will involve collaborations across many borders. In this exciting adaptation, each of the 89-year old classic’s chapters will be directed by a different award-winning filmmaker, with Roger Allers (The Lion King) responsible for the connective through-line narrative.