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Thursday, 23.10.2014, 20:51
U.S. film crew makes documentary about Latvian libraries
A U.S. film crew has been working in Latvia for two weeks already, shooting material for a documentary about the development of public libraries in Latvia within the "Tresais teva dels" project, as Kaspars Ruklis from the government agency Kulturas informacijas sistemas informed LETA.
The film is being shot for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which plans to show the film to librarians and library administrators from many countries where similar projects could be implemented.
"Tresais teva dels" is the foundation's pilot project in Europe; before that, the foundation supported the development of libraries in North and South Americas.
Last week the film crew visited Preili Library, Kastire Library and Riga Central Library branch "Vidzeme", where library visitors were interviewed. The goal of the documentary is to show the role of modern libraries, provided with latest technologies, in the improvement of the quality of life.