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Why should you read Dante's "Divine Comedy"?
"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here..." Inscribed above the Gate of Hell, this prophecy sets into motion an epic journey for salvation. Written over 10 years, Dante Alighieri's three-part narrative poem "Divine Comedy" is both an allegorical imagining of the soul's journey towards God and a scathing political commentary. Sheila Maria Orfano shares its timeless themes of love, sin and redemption. [Directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by WORKPLAYWORK / Cem Misirlioglu].