Did you know more than 200 libraries are on ballots across the country this election? In some communities, a failed ballot measure means their library will permanently close.
This is a tragedy because, beyond the library, no other institution exists solely to promote the free exchange of information and ideas.
For our upcoming documentary film about American public libraries, we want to see your archival film footage of public libraries in action. We’re especially interested in compelling footage from the 1920s - 1970s that will help us to illustrate the history of this valuable American public institution. So dust off those film cans, videotapes, and home movies – tell us about your treasures using the form at the bottom of this post!
We are in Louisiana with librarians from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library documenting their experience and their outreach efforts in the wake of this month's devastating flooding, which the Red Cross is calling the country's worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy.
Beloved & endangered institution examined in first major documentary on subject
Free for All: Inside the Public Library has been granted $500,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities to finish our film and prep for our library new media project.
We're off to Boston and New York City this week to film for Free for All.
We're thrilled to announce that our 10 year update of Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans is ready to share!
We are very pleased to announce our latest funding partner, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)! Their kind and generous grant will allow ...
Check out the new trailer for our film, Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans.