Antonio La Cava, a retired school teacher, converted a quintessential Italian vehicle, the three-wheeler micro-van, into a travelling library.

For 20 years he’s been visiting remote villages and hamlets in his home province of Basilicata to bring books – and the joy of reading – to children. One village had only two children among 270 inhabitants, but he made the trip every Sunday. He also runs literary workshops, including film-making based on stories found in books.

Enjoy this short, heartening BBC film about one man making a difference to the future of reading.


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