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Frederick Wiseman – Ex Libris, The New York Public Library #Venezia74

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NYPL: a people’s treasure

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PODCAST | Nicolò Comotti interviews Frederick Wiseman, director of the film Ex Libris – The New York Public Library.

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FRED has the honour of meeting Frederick Wiseman, once again at the Lido with his latest work Ex Libris – New York Public Library.

Ex Libris – New York Public Library: Frederick Wiseman’s film, Ex Libris – The New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions of the world. The film reveals the library as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning to 18 million patrons and 32 million online visitors annually. There are 92 library branches throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. The NYPL is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city. It is accessible, open to everyone and exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual’s right to know and be informed. The library is one of the most democratic institutions in America—all races, social classes and ethnicities are welcome and are active participants in the life and work of the library. The library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities.

  • Reporter
    Nicolò Comotti
  • Guest
    Frederick Wiseman
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Ex Libris - The New York Public Library
  • Festival section
    Venezia 74
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