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Films on literature, music, art, history, society and more. Top up your ideas! The films in the Academy media library form the core of the site effort to nudge folk towards 'being cultured.' In our eyes 'being cultured' just means knowing a bit more about how the world works, how human beings work together best, what it means to be a worthwhile person in a general as well as a particular sense. There is no creed on offer. It's not a religion. There are no absolute answers. But quite a few folk have done it before us so we need to look back as well as we can and use their experience. We need to read their books and look at what they created. The astonishing resource of easily available films like these on your smartphone or screen means that getting cultured is open to millions whereas before it was only a tiny minority of folk 'born lucky' at the top of society you might say who had the chance. They didn't always take it! Make sure you do.. Get going!
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The Mystery of Art is a film by Malcolm Hossick about how art has evolved and reflected the way we humans look at ourselves and our life on earth. It seems there has been artistic expression amongst human beings from our very beginnings. Artists are unusual and perceptive people and the film uncovers the way they work and how we view them. We have to conclude that how art works perhaps remains a mystery but it is a delightful and essential part of human life!