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Rumi: Poet of the Heart

Date of Release: April 01, 2004

Director: Hayden Reiss

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This one hour program presents Coleman Barks, the preeminent contemporary translator of Rumi’s poetry, in live performance and intimate conversation. Joining Coleman to celebrate the earthly, joyous, spiritual passion of Rumi’s poetry are Robert Bly, Deepak Chopra, Michael Meade, Huston Smith and others. Musical performances by oud virtuoso Hamza El Din and singer Jai Uttal. Narrated by Debra Winger. Directed by Haydn Reiss.Rumi: Poet of the Heart includes performances, readings, illustrations, music, footable of the whirling dervishes and much more – all woven together to serve as an introduction to Rumi and tell the story of Rumi’s growing emergence in the west.