Archive for September 3rd, 2011

September 3, 2011

#14

Hakim Highway, Tehran – 3:15PM
In the car, summer time
Bibliothèque Nationale de France – 5:25PM
“All the memory of the world” (Toute la mémoire du monde) is the name of an extraordinary documentary film made by Alain Resnais on the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 1965. In an endless traveling, camera takes us deep in the labyrinth of this fortress of knowledge. The narrator intones : ”  …Here we catch a glimpse of a future in which all mysteries are resolved. A time when we are handed the keys to this and other universes. And this will come about because these readers, each working on his slice of universal memory, will lay the fragments of a single secret end to end, a secret with a beautiful name, a secret called happiness. ”