Hungry Minds

General Information

Author/Creator
Schwehm, Beatrix, director.
Language
Mongolian, Swahili, Bengali.
Subtitles
English
Published
Germany, 2012.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (87 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
This film tells the story of books and people, the love of literature, and how written word makes its way into the most remote corners of this world. It follows three mobile libraries in Kenya, Mongolia and Bangladesh. In the Kenyan bush, close to the unsecured border of Somalia, the librarian Abdullahi Osman and his co-workers bring books on camelback to remote nomadic tribes. In Bangladesh, a country repeatedly visited by flooding, typhoons and tidal waves, the architect Mohammed Rezwan has built a library boat. In Mongolia, children's book writer Jambyn Dashdongog uses the most unconventional transportation to bring the children of the isolated highland plateau two small boxes full of books.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Hungry Minds
Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 3658---