From the peaks of Tibet to the aridity of the Sahel: in all corners of the world, passionate translators of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's famous children’s book fight for the preservation of their endangered languages.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince is the world’s most translated book; it was published in more than 375 languages. Why do people from highly diverse cultures choose this particular book to keep their endangered languages and cultures alive? This inspiring documentary gives the floor to different translators, from Tibetans to Sahara dwellers and a last generation in El Salvador that still speaks Nawat. They each have a dramatic story and individual motivations to translate this work, which perfectly aligns with the wisdom contained in the famous French book.

Title: Het wonder van Le Petit Prince
Year: 2018
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2019

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