Biblioburro: The Donkey Library is the story of a librarian — and a library — like no other. A decade ago, Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano, from the rural village of la Gloria, was inspired to begin spending 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 in Colombia. 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. As an outreach tool, the film will effectively engage people in questions about education as a basic human right and who should take responsibility for ensuring that the world’s children gain the power of literacy.
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