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!
Purgatory part 1 (Cantos 1 – 11) 4/9 Purgatory was a clever invention of the Church around the 11th century. In Purgatory - a sort of halfway house to Heaven the dead who have not been so bad in life suffer, but not so much and after a bit perhaps can be allowed to enter Heaven. Back home folks can pray for their souls (and pay for priests to do so!) in the hope that this will help the souls on their way. But of course nobody knows whether it works. Here the sins to be expiated are things like gluttony, pride, sloth, lust. Virgil explains all this to Dante. AM108SB20 2020 dur: 2hrs 7 mins