[Videolib] OFF TOPIC: Iron Curtain Libraries

From: Blaine Waterman <bwaterman@sfpl.org>
Date: Thu Dec 17 2009 - 17:30:44 PST

Today I hosted a public screening of Disney's NIGHT CROSSING (1981) a docudrama
about the East German families who fled over The Wall in a hot air balloon they
designed and constructed themselves.

Could they have gotten such information from the local bibliothek staat in the 70s?

The film shows them reading books but doesn't go into where they came from.

Kinda scary to think of not bothering to go to libraries because:

What you want by definition isn't there OR

It's all there but so are spies watching your every move!

Blaine Waterman
Film and Television Specialist
San Francisco Public Library

Official SFPL use only

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Received on Thu Dec 17 17:32:30 2009

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