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WRITING:
BIRD BY BIRD: ANNE LAMOTT
RAY BRADBURY
WRESTLING WITH ANGELS
SCREENWRITERS:
- CARL FOREMAN
- WILLIAM GOLDMAN
- PAUL MAZURSKY
- ELEANOR PERRY
- NEIL SIMON
- ROBERT TOWNE
MUSIC:
AARON COPLAND PORTRAIT
NEVER GIVE UP: HERBERT ZIPPER
SING!
PORTRAIT OF ZUBIN MEHTA
TO BE A MUSICIAN SERIES
ARTISTS:
EYES OF DON BACHARDY
INTERREGNUM/GROSZ
MAYA LIN
MIRIAM WOSK
WORLD ACCORDING TO DORA
BIOGRAPHY:
LILLIAN GISH
LEGEND OF MARILYN MONROE
ROSE KENNEDY
MEDICINE:
FIGHTING FOR LIFE
TO LIVE OR LET DIE
WAR:
A TIME OUT OF WAR
RETURN WITH HONOR
WAR HUNT
LIBRARY FILMS:
INTO THE FUTURE
SLOW FIRES
THE JAPAN PROJECT:
- MADE IN AMERICA
- MADE IN JAPAN
MOVIES:
CRIME & PUNISHMENT, USA
LOS ANGELS
THEY WENT THAT-A-WAY
James Micheneracid-free paperlibrariandamaged books

Slow Fires: On the Preservation of the Human Record

A Film by Terry Sanders
Narrated by Robert MacNeil
33 & 58 Minute Versions

58 Minute Version
DVD & VHS $59.95

33 Minute Version

DVD & VHS $39.95
Robert MacNeilThis award-winning documentary tells the unforgettable story of the deterioration and destruction of our world’s intellectual heritage and the global crisis in preserving library materials. Sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Millions of pages of paper in books, photographs, drawings and maps are disintegrating and turning to dust. This remarkable film provides a comprehensive assessment of the worldwide situation, demonstrates methods of restoration and preservation and suggests ways to prevent new documents from facing ultimate destruction.

Directors Guild of America, Outstanding Achievement Nomination
Festival International du Film sur L'Art, Montreal
Gran Prix, Salerno Film Festival
CINE Golden Eagle
"Slow Fires makes vivid a quiet disaster that endangers our human heritage – the slow disintegration of the printed record of humanity. Attention must be paid. Anyone who has seen the film will pay attention."
- Sidney Verba, Director,
Harvard University Library

"What is endangered here if any book rots from within is a piece of the history of the human race."
- Robert MacNeil,
Narrator
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