Culture and development
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.
Authors and personalities: Eduardo Barrios, director. Omar Sharif, participant ; Wole Soyinka, participant ; Federico Mayor, participant.
Production: Office of Information Programmes and Services, UNESCO, producer ; Jacques Tocatlian, producer ; Abdel Aziz abid, producer ; Salem Haasan, producer.UNESCO OPI, sponsor.