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Biblioburro: The Donkey Library
Director: Carlos Rendon Zipagauta
Genre: Documentary
Program Length: 1 Episode/60 Minutes
Premiere Date: July 19, 2011 on PBS (P.O.V. Series) (Please check local listings)
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Every week-end, Luis Humberto Soriano, a teacher living in the remote hamlet of La Gloria in the north of Colombia, brings, with the help of his two donkeys « ALPHA » and « BET », the written word and knowledge to communes as secluded as Nueva Granada. With the kids – whose parents are peasants or members of FARC, paramilitaries, drug cartels – Luis gives lectures and private tutoring, organizes puppet shows and board game sessions. A human story, given the generous and positive relationship between Luis and the kids. A simple story, in a country as complex as Colombia. A comic story between Luis and his donkeys. A story of culture, among civil war. A co-presentation with P.O.V.

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