Slow Fires: On the Preservation of the Human Record

This is a straightforward, if a little boring, documentary about how millions of books throughout the world are degrading and becoming unusable and, thus, risking the irretrievable loss of human knowledge. Sadly, this film is unlikely to be watched by anyone but a historian, scholar, or librarian, despite stressing how important this danger is to all people. Ironically, it is only available on VHS, thus being in danger of disappearing from the human record.