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The Dream of Alexander the Great

Language: English

What was behind Alexander's extraordinary idea of creating of a national library? Why was the Library of Alexandria destroyed? And why did UNESCO, the Government of Egypt, the University of Alexandria and the UNDP joined forces to set up an international project to revive the ancient Alexandria Library?

This films attempts to give some answers.

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Place/region: Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egypt, North Africa
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Eduardo Barrios
Participant: Omar Sharif, Wole Soyinka, Federico Mayor
Publisher: UNESCO OPI
Producer: Jacques Tocatlian, Abdel Aziz abid, Salem Haasan

Original: Betacam
Location: F-S.314
UMVS reference: STVM245
File No: AVFONDS-0001367-ERI.MXF
Studio TV ref.:M.0245
Rights holder: UNESCO