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 2 (Cantos 12 – 22) 5/9 In canto 13 they meet people who were envious. Their eyelids are sewn open with wires. It's not clear how long they suffer this before going up to heaven. Around them Dante and Virgil begin to hear, instead of the winds and torrents of hell, sounds of celestial music, choirs and instruments playing. The sufferers often explain that in life they repented of their sins but too late and they have to undergo this time in Purgatory. Their problem is while they hope for release from their torments they don't know when. Again and again Dante appeals to Virgil for explanations. In Canto 21 They meet a roman christian poet Statius who will take over from Virgil who because he is not a christian can't enter heaven. AM109SB20 2020 dur: 2hrs 13 mins