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'Beneath the Dome' documentary free to schools/libraries

The 2014 documentary outlines how the state's Capitol has shaped the state's identity and lifestyle.

OREGON CAPITAL INSIDER - Oregon Capitol in SalemThe Oregon State Library is giving away copies of a documentary about how Oregon's Capitol, or rather the actions that happened within the building, have shaped the state.

The DVD is available free-of-charge to Oregon schools and libraries, courtesy of the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

The documentary, "Beneath the Dome, Oregon," was filmed and produced in 2014 by Tony Meeker, Kevin Raichl, the capitol foundation and Visual Thinking Productions.

The 30-minute follows the formation of the first territorial government in Oregon City to today's marble art-deco capitol building Salem. The independent spirit of the state is reflected in its motto: "She flies with her own wings," according to a promotion for the documentary.

"Government is not a spectator sport, and 'The People's Capitol' welcomes all to join in protecting what makes Oregon unique while making our great state a better place to live," the DVD's cover states.

Schools and libraries can request a copy by filling out this form by Feb. 2. Members of the public also can check out a copy from the State Library from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.