I want to thank all the World Poetry Participants , publishers, the World Poetry Canada International closed groups Peaceathon, World Poetry Youth Team and, media partners in print and digital poetry association partners and film partners. In 2017, the film partners reached numbered 7 and we are grateful for their wonderful films and the opportunity to promote them. We hope to expand into other media as well.
The World Poetry Café radio show has been on the air continually since 1991 and the current team will be adding a couple of guest hosts in January and February. We just received a certificate from the station which I hope to post.
The show how has now reached 101 countries and the book launches have also been very popular with a wait list for a variety of guests from LA and New York , USA, as well as the world.
The World Poetry Peace Celebration still has poems to be read on the show and certificates to be sent out. 700 peace poems were received and are being read on the show with more coming in.
I want to thank all of your who have sent messages, phoned and contacted me in appreciation of what World Poetry has done for them, opened the doors for contacts and positive exposure and in bringing the poets, musicians, artists, writers together worldwide as a family in support of respect, love and peace. As one media person put it! “They love your positive and respectful show!’’
A big thank you to are directors and advisors!
This is a volunteer position for me and I hope to do the best job possible promoting all of you.
In the new year, we hope to expand with a FB Media Page, podcasts and World Poetry Media reporters searching out and reporting on positive news with the goals of respect, unity, love and peace.
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE is a fascinating adventure film based on the classic book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Clump, a New Zealand bushman. Directed and produced by the talented Oscar nominated Taika Waititi. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has set box office records.
Set in New Zealand, the larger than life characters cover the hardship of foster care, escape to the bush, a manhunt and a magnificent, natural background to make an entertaining film.
The actors, especially Julian Dennison who played Ricky Baker and Sam Neill (Hec) are outstanding.
Genius, creativity, talent and haiku add their magic to the film.
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE resonates on so many levels and weaves in humor, belief, change and hope into a comedy with serious overtones.
The final word by Taika Waititi: “It’s these two outsider characters, Hec and Ricky, who will be our guides in this world. There’s a great difference between these characters: Old meets new, age meets youth, bush meets city, European meets Māori and wisdom meets instinct. At the end of the film, we’ll have gone on a journey of mutual respect, dedication, and understanding.”
Film credits: Producer and director Taika Waititi Julian Dennison (Shopping) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) Rhys Darby, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley and Rima Te Wiata. Source/photo credits Elevation Films.
By Ariadne Sawyer, MA * A review will be broadcast on The World Poetry Café Radio Show, CFRO, 100.5 FM, Thursday, July 7, 1-2 pm .