The Esperanto version of our 18-minute documentary film "The Marvels of Clarence Bicknell" is now on public release via the internet. To view, now, click on https://vimeo.com/clarencebicknell/esperanto .
You can also watch "The Marvels of Clarence Bicknell" in English, French or Italian at www.vimeo.com/clarencebicknell.com
The Esperanto version will have its World Premier at the Italian Esperanto Association's Congress at Molicoro (Matera) Southern Italy this Friday, 1st September at 15h00. Nicola Minnaja will lecture on Clarence Bicknell at the same event. The sneak preview at the British Esperanto Congress in Edinburgh in May went well, as did the preview at the International Esperanto Congress in Seoul, South Korea, on 22nd July.
The Esperanto version of the documentary film on Clarence Bicknell, directed by Rémy Masséglia and produced by Marcus Bicknell, was thanks to the energies and persistence of Esperanto supporters Michela Lipari (Director of the Italian Esperanto Association) and Humphrey Tonkin (President & University Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, Hartford University, USA). <La Mirindaĵoj de Clarence Bicknell> has been voiced into Esperanto by Wera Blanke, Bill Chapman and Angela Tellier. We are proud to provide to the Esperanto community worldwide a precious memento of Clarence Bicknell's love for and support of the universal language. The response from the Esperanto community (there are about 100,000 of them worldwide) has been remarkable.
The photo of Clarence shows him wearing his five-pointed Esperanto star. I recently read in one of his diaries that he wore the green four-pointed star when he first joined the Esperanto movement in 1897, and graduated to the five-pointed star when he could read, speak and write Esperanto. Is this still the process today?