It was in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when filmmaking couple Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor really came to appreciate libraries. After their New Orleans home was flooded in the storm, they found themselves outside a library in Baton Rogue, where lines stretched around the block to submit disaster relief applications online.
“It was the only place to go to fill out information,” Logsdon said. “The city and state government all failed miserably where the library was able to help.”
Now they’re aiming to make a first-of-its-kind documentary called “Free for All,” exploring why Americans are using public libraries in record numbers and what would happen to democracy if libraries became extinct.