Taken for granted for so many years, our public libraries are on borrowed time. Subject to severe cuts, almost 800 libraries have closed their doors since 2010. And those that remain open are reliant on voluntary support. Scriberia made this short animation to highlight the plight of Britain’s public libraries.
A film by Scriberia
Producer – Karen Sonego
Animation Direction & Design – Ivyy Chen, Hannah McNally, Amy Wolfe
Animation – Ivyy Chen, Marguerite Dumans, Conor Kehelly, Jodi Lai, Hannah McNally, David Rock, Amy Wolfe
Sound Design – James Beck
Music – Paul Mottram (Audio Network)
Audio Mixing – Voiceovers-UK
Interviews Conducted by Phoebe Halstead, Hannah McNally, Sofja Umarik, Amy Wolfe
With thanks to – The British Library, Kentish Town Library, Pancras Square Library
And a special thanks to – Mahra Adam, Sheela Banerjee, Alice Belilni, DJ Buck, EY Buck, Federico Caponé, Shaun Clark, Jill Dawson, Lynda Finn, David Kennett, Melitta Lőrincz, Pete Mantle, Agnes Muswere, Dorothy Newton, Yojana Rai, Ivana Sharp, AM Taylor, Vassilis Voskidis
For giving their time to chat with us about what their local library means to them.
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