The Shared Experience
Dr. Lewis Thomas discusses the biological basis for culture,
Noam Chomsky speculates on the origin of language,
and Alexander Marshack explores the mind of Ice Age Man.
William Irwin Thompson examines the evolution of human thought
and culture, while John Kenneth Galbraith speculates on the media
and our contemporary information environment.
"This stunning film firmly establishes the intellectual basis of libraries."
"In a capsule form, Lawrence has done for the study
of information systems and libraries
what Bronowski did for the Ascent of Man."
Helen Cyr, EPFL
Sinking Creek Film Competition
Cine Golden Eagle
Long Island International Film Festival
San Francisco International film Festival
American Film Festival
Maryland Filmmaker of the Year
PBS Broadcast WNET, New York
Written, Produced and Directed by Michael R. Lawrence