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!
The Janus Effect: Janus was the Roman God who looked both ways and embodies the idea of someone who appears to hold different and contradictory ideas at the same time. Film maker Malcolm Hossick explores how this affected the lives of three remarkable men - Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson and Charles Darwin. In each case their loyalties to others conflicted with the opinions they were propounding in their lives, in ways very disturbing to them. Fortunately they managed to live with these contradictions to the great benefit of we who follow them and this account of their struggles makes fascinating viewing. (dur. 55 minutes HD)
Human beings often have to live with great contradictions. This film by Malcolm Hossick explores this in the lives of three unusual people, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson and Charles Darwin. AM056HD17 Janus 2017
We all live with contradictions in our lives. This film by Malcolm Hossick explores how contradictions affected the lives of three remarkable men, the Scottish philosopher and ecnomist Adam Smith, an early President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson and the english Scientist Charles Darwin. ...