“A film about a library? That could be boring!” is the most common response to our idea, but we believe that the library is the most democratic space nowadays. Its a space with rituals, a space for imagination, and a space for people from different social backgrounds, the library is the heart of society.
The Newport Central Library. It’s full of old people, boring books and that strange smell that no other place has. This library has all of the above but it also holds many more secrets and surprises. The library is a place full of stories and life by the bucket load, this film shows how the library brings together people from all walks of life to share the same space. Discover how the library is still a big part of the daily life of many people even in the 21st century and will go on being a part of their lives for many years.
With this film we want to take a different approach, different way of seeing things, we want to get away from the stereotypical point of view that libraries are quiet and boring places. We don’t want to use any interview shots, where people are saying how important it is to have a library in a community; we want to show that, we want to observe, we want to switch on our imagination, which is the most common thing to do when you are reading a book. We want to switch on your imagination!
A Film By: Santa Aumeistere and Zak Campbell.
Music By Aija Feldberga
Hope you enjoy!!