Save and Burn

2004, 80:34 minutes, colour, English/French


“Save and Burn”, like “The Library in Crisis” discusses the history of civilization through the library. This work presents a series of discussants who pinpoint how libraries and the current-day preservational instincts they embody have extended democracy in Ireland, UK, and the West in generally; it addresses the paradox of all western democracies who are obsessed with preserving their own past as well the pasts of other civilizations while simultaneously creating murderous dictatorships: “Save and Burn” looks at the burning of books in Occupied Palestine and Iraq.

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Critical Writing

Save and Burn a documentary by Julien Samuel: Reviewed by Maja...
by Maja Khankhoje. Serai Magazine, to be published, online, Apr. 11, 2005.
Vinita Ramani and Julien Samuel discuss Save and Burn
by Vinita Ramani and Julien Samuel. 18th Singapore International Film Festival, 2005, Mar. 20, 2005.