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March 16-22 is World Folk Tales and Fables Week.
Why is this important? Folk tales and fables are stories rich with cultural detail that have been passed down through generations, often orally (until someone finally wrote them down). The original teller is often unknown, the tales morphing as they stretch across countries and continents. Read more about World Folk Tales and Fables Week
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word "documentary" as “factual, realistic, based on real events or circumstances”. The Urbana Free Library has a singular collection of feature documentary films that are informative, humorous, and fascinating.
Among the library’s latest additions are two films that provide a unique international point-of-view.