​greta bellamacina and davina catt want to save britain’s libraries

Watch the trailer for brand new documentary The Safe House: A Decline of Ideas exclusively on i-D

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Jun 12 2015, 2:59pm

Young poet Greta Bellamacina teams up with British journalist Davina Catt in a new documentary on the history of British public libraries and their subsequent decline in modern day. Charting the heritage and historical importance of these revered temples of learning - from their Scottish beginnings during the mid-18th century right up to present day - against a series of candid interviews with British luminaries such as Stephen Fry, Irvine Welsh, Bonnie Wright, John Cooper Clarke, Robert Montgomery and William Seighart, the documentary makes a passionate plea to save Britain's libraries from the reality of today's political and economic climate. Watch the trailer exclusively below.

The Safe House: A Decline of Ideas will be out in September on Discover Tuesday's and independent cinemas across the UK