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!
Paradise part 2 (Cantos 12 - 22) 8/9In Canto 19 Dante, with his usual honesty, presents the idea that people who have never heard of Christ can be closer to him in their way of living than many who profess to adore him. Sadly however, as they do not 'know' Christ, convention does not allow them to enter heaven. Beatrice is the principal guide by this time and she helps Dante to grasp the idea of love in a way that uplifts him. Along the way he debates with many interesting people about the norms and values of humanity In Canto 21 they enter the 7th Heaven where they begin to encounter the idea of the contemplative life, a life where you have space to consider what it means to be good. AM112SB20 2020 dur: 2hrs 12 mins