The Love of Books - A Sarajevo Story

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Duration: 1 hour

Documentary which tells the story of a group of men and women who risked their lives to rescue a library - and preserve a nation's history - in the midst of the Bosnian war. Amid bullets and bombs and under fire from shells and snipers, this handful of passionate book-lovers safeguarded more than 10,000 unique, hand-written Islamic books and manuscripts - the most important texts held by Sarajevo's last surviving library.

Credits

Series Editor
Nick Fraser
Director
Sam Hobkinson

Broadcasts

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