New York, NY, November 23, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Kultur is proud to announce the DVD release of Dante: The First Renaissance Man, available December17th.
This informative film by Malcolm Hossick uncovers the background history from which Dante came and the way in which he helped to establish a new view of the world where individuals mattered more than rulers. Without the changes begun in Dante's time it is difficult to see how the democratic system which is now spreading across human society would have become so well established. Of course, democratic success depends entirely on the quality of the people who run it, and in Dante's visit to the underworld we see that humanity is as capable of behaving badly as achieving great things for society.
Born in 1265 in Florence, Italy and a writer whose major work is a vast poem called The Divine Comedy about a journey to the Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise, Dante might be thought difficult for most people to digest over 750 years later. Dante wrote his great poem in everyday Italian instead of Latin and his travelling companion to the Inferno and beyond was the Latin poet Virgil who lived and died before Christianity was even begun. On top of this, Dante's imaginary Paradise brought him to Beatrice, the girl he had loved all his life.
All of this means that Dante is a personality whose existence and work was very much the starting point of the new way of looking at the world which we call the Renaissance and which is still developing today.
Title: Dante: The First Renaissance Man
Street Date: December 17, 2013
Run Time: 80 Minutes
Territory: North America
More information on this release and other Kultur DVDs can be found online at www.kultur.com
Contact for Further Information:
Kultur International Films