Monday, July 11, 2011

Biblioburro: The Donkey Library

PBS presents a POV documentary by filmmaker Carlos Rendon Zipagauta on Tuesday, July 19th at 10:00 pm:  Biblioburro:  The Donkey Library


Biblioburro is the story of a librarian ---and a library---like no other.  A decade ago, Colombian grad-school teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the the children of Magdalena Province's poor and violence-ridden interior.  As Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat, his library on hooves carries an inspirational message about education and better future for Colombia.  His simple yet extraordinary effort has attracted worldwide attention---and imitators---but his story has never been better told than in this heartwarming yet unsentimental film.  A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.  (60 minutes)

To read more, view a trailer or slide show following this link: 

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