For years I've been trying to remember more about this little mini series thing they showed us in school. A class or two of us at a time would be herded into the library adn we'd all watch on a wheel-out t.v. I can't remember how many "episodes" of it we watched, but it definitely seemed to be a serial type of thing. Here's what I can recall:
Involved kids and adults.
Possibly in the future? Dystopian? I seem to remember them in the forest.
There seemed to be a lack of knowledge in this world; not being able to read? The art of the written word? Present day children taken to the future for the knowledge they have on reading this book?
There was something very important about a particular book. I believe we got a little information each time, building up to having an understanding about the big goal.
There was something to do with music / tones, which I believe were from a synthesizer. Perhaps put in the right order to create a song? Sort of Close Encounters of the Third Kind-ish. Occasionally I can almost hear the sound of these notes. The closest I have ever heard like it would be from near the end of "Bound Too Long" by the Crystal Method.
There may have been some sort of emblem on the book, akin to the orin in The Never Ending Story.
This would have been around 1984, but I don't know how old the series might have been.
Thank you for any assistance!