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POV | Biblioburro: The Donkey Library - Documentary Trailer - POV 2011 | PBS

Find out more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/biblioburro "Biblioburro: The Donkey Library" will air July 19, 2011 on PBS. Check local listings. "Biblioburro" is the story of a librarian — and a library — like no other. A decade ago, Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend 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. 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. His simple yet extraordinary effort has attracted worldwide attention — and imitators — but his story has never been better told than in this heartwarming yet unsentimental film. (60 minutes)Related Videos:The Learning - Documentary Trailer - POV 2011http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPocrzBTd3AEscuela - Documentary Trailer - POV 2002http://www.pbs.org/pov/escuela/The Principal Story - Documentary Trailer - POV 2009http://www.pbs.org/pov/principalstory/The new season of PBS' award-winning documentary series POV (Point of View) kicks off on Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) with "Kings of Pastry," D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus' behind-the-scenes account of France's greatest pastry competition, an epic, three-day test of passion, perseverance, artistry and nerves. In advance of the new season, on Tuesday, June 7, POV will present a special encore broadcast of the Oscar-nominated film "The Most Dangerous Man in America," in honor of the 40th anniversary of Daniel Ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers, an event that changed the course of the Vietnam War and world history.The 24th season of POV airs on PBS on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. from June 21-Sept. 27, 2011, and will continue with fall 2011 and winter/spring 2012 specials. POV is American television's longest-running independent documentary series. It is the winner of a Special Emmy Award for ...
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