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!
Inferno part 2(Cantos 12 – 22)The grizzly experience of Hell continues. It's dramatic and terrifying, with horrible creatures flying around and people suffering dreadful agonies, again and again, perpetually. Dante doesn't mince words. All the concupiscence, calumny and treachery of humanity is laid bare. People try to excuse themselves, explain where they went wrong. Dante is often sympathetic to their sufferings and Virgil has to explain things and prod him along. Their way is long and hard and presents a grim picture of humanity and its doings. In Canto 19 for example he meets the simonists who are buried head down in holes with their feet in the air, their soles on fire. They falsely sold the bones of animals to unsuspecting folk claiming they were the bones of saints which would bring them succour of some sort. It's not a pretty picture. AM106SB20 2020 dur: 2hrs 3 mins