Even Though the Whole World Is Burning

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Even Though the Whole World Is Burning
Directed byStefan Schaefer
Produced byStefan Schaefer
StarringW. S. Merwin
Release date
  • June 8, 2014 (2014-06-08) (Maui Film Festival)
CountryUnited States

Even Though the Whole World Is Burning is a feature documentary film about former United States Poet Laureate and environmental activist W. S. Merwin.[1] The film is directed and produced by Stefan Schaefer,[2] and screened at, among others, the Maui Film Festival, DOXA Film Festival, Environmental Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, and the Hawaii International Film Festival.

W.S. Merwin: To Plant a Tree[edit]

W.S. Merwin: To Plant a Tree is a one-hour documentary edited from Even Though the Whole World Is Burning, produced by Cicala Filmworks and WNET, and directed by Stefan Schaefer, specifically for national broadcast on PBS. It screened widely at film festivals.


  1. ^ Cep, Casey N (April 2015). "The Palm Trees and Poetry of W.S. Merwin".
  2. ^ Cep, Smith, Rich (April 2015). "Former Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Saves Trees and Breaks Hearts in Even Though The Whole World Is Burning".CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

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