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The Magic of Reading / Rebel Media Ventures International.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorRebel Media Ventures International.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©2009.
Description1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series Empire of the Word: A Reader's Journey
Empire of the Word. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Power of a Reader (3:35) -- Indispensable Written Word (4:03) -- Early Evidence of Writing (3:50) -- Epic of Gilgamesh (3:31) -- Protecting an Ancient Text (1:47) -- Origins of the Alphabet (2:05) -- Reading in Ancient Egypt (4:57) -- Libraries Shape National Identity (2:12) -- Literary Culture in Medieval Ireland (3:38) -- Centers for Learning (2:59) -- Liberation of the Individual Reader (2:00) -- Vernacular Interpretation of God's Word (1:30) -- Modern Day Use of Latin (2:31) -- Danger in Personal Interpretation (2:31) -- "The Year of Living Biblically" (3:48) -- Investment in Colombia's Children (4:08) -- Power of Readers (1:06)
Abstract If writing is the beginning of history, reading is the beginning of civilization. In this program, host Alberto Manguel traces the history of literacy via the Lascaux caves of prehistoric France; ancient Mesopotamia, birthplace of cuneiform and home to the Epic of Gilgamesh; and Egypt both past and present, with its monumental libraries at Alexandria. He then addresses the powerful benefits and dangerous drawbacks of personal interpretation of religious texts and ends with issues of access to books in deprived areas of the world.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 20, 2010.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
LanguagePortions in other languages with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Rebel Media Ventures International., 2009.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number42291s Films Media Group
Publisher number42292 Films Media Group

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