Ex Libris

Quiet Library

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In this clip from Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary, Ex Libris – The New York Public Library, patrons make use of the library's resources. Ex Libris goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning.

Aired: 08/01/18

Rating: NR

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Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), JustFilms/Ford Foundation, Independent Television Service (ITVS), Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, The Pershing Square Foundation, LEF Moving Image, Kanopy, and from viewers like you. Fiscal Sponsorship provided by Utah Film Center.

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Ex Libris – The New York Public Library


Ex Libris – The New York Public Library

Watch excerpts from the film, and read Wiseman's thoughts on making documentaries.

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