Film Screening: Biblioburro: The Donkey Library
Date: Tue. July 09, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
1625 W. Chicago Avenue
About this event:
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.
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).