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Luis Soriano and his faithful donkeys Alpha and Beto bring books to children plagued by poverty, crime and armed insurrection in a rural, isolated area of Colombia.


Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano brings books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violence-ridden interior.

  • Updated on May 13, 2014

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Biblioburro: The Donkey Library (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 19, 2011

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Carlos Rendón Zipagauta Bio | Statement

Press: Press Release | Critical Acclaim


Carlos Rendón Zipagauta
Carlos Rendón Zipagauta

I thought this would be a magnificent story to tell, for what it says about human goodness and inventiveness and for what it reveals about the dignity of the Colombian people, especially the poorest among them.”

— Carlos Rendón Zipagauta, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

Mr. Soriano has never traveled outside Colombia — but he remains dedicated to bringing its people a touch of the outside world.”

— Simon Romero,
The New York Times

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