POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Biblioburro: The Donkey Library
by Carlos Rendón Zipagauta

Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/biblioburro/
National PBS Premiere on POV
Tuesday, July 19 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

Biblioburro is the story of a librarian — and a library — like no other. A decade ago, Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to 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 a 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.

Visit the POV website to learn more about mobile library projects around the world, including how to donate books to children in need. You can also watch the filmmaker interview and access other special features.
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Biblioburro: The Donkey Library will be streaming online July 20, 2011 to September 18, 2011.

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