Why should you read Dante's "Divine Comedy"?
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"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].