POV Screening: Biblioburro: The Donkey Library
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.
We will screen one POV film each month at Zeitgeist Coffee, at 8:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month (with the exception of November). Please join us!
POV: Biblioburro will air Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. on KCTS 9.