Janus Effect
The Roman God of the Gates in Literature

Academy Media
Show More

Related videos

Confucius - The Life and Work of Confucius
Confucius (551 - 479 B.C.) was not exactly an author in the way that other writers in the Famous Authors series are. His ideas however, expressed in his Analects, have been the backbone of the Chinese psyche ever since he uttered them. He was very concerned that people should read…
This Changed Everything - Commemorating 500 Years of the Reformation
This series celebrates the fruits of the Reformation while exploring difficult questions about the cost of division: Could schism have been avoided? Is there hope for reunification? What did Jesus really mean when He prayed for His followers to be "one"? In this visually rich, three-part documentary series hosted by…
The Company: Inigo and His JesuitsĀ  - The Life and Legacy of Ignatius Loyola
Hosted by the distinguished actor Cyril Cusack, The Company examines the life and legacy of Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus and one of the most influential reformers of the Christian Church. Rarely has any other single group influenced the modern world (secular as well as spiritual) as…
The Hatoma Films - Four Documentaries about a Depopulated Japanese Island
Sacred Vandals (55 mins) - The setting is tiny Hatoma Island, population 47, in Okinawa Prefecture - part of Japan, yet not Japanese. This personal documentary invites the audience to share the experiences of the women through informal conversations and through extracts from the filmmaker's own diary. It reveals the…
A Promise to My Father - One Survivor's Journey through the Holocaust
We re-trace the steps of Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter as he returns to Poland and Germany for the final time to look for items buried in 1939 in the basement of his old home in Plock, Poland as the German army advanced. We also travel with "Izzy" to Treblinka death…
Rick Steves: Luther and the Reformation - The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Travel expert Rick Steves sheds light on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by visiting key sites (including Erfurt, Wittenberg and Rome), and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe, from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. It's a story of power, rebellion and…
The Long Search - Exploring Basic Beliefs of the World's Major Religions
An American Film Festival Red Ribbon winner, THE LONG SEARCH series gives a balanced treatment of a force that is sadly neglected in most educations, the basic beliefs of the major religions in the world today. Ronald Eyre takes the viewer on a pilgrimage beginning in London and spanning 150,000…
Dante - The Life and Work of Dante Alighieri
Most notable for his vast poem, The Divine Comedy, Dante's work continues to resonate with audiences today. Filmmaker Malcolm Hossick uncovers the Italian poet's background and his influential work from the Renaissance period.
American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story - The Life of An American Theologian
Reinhold Niebuhr's Serenity Prayer remains one of the most quoted writings in American literature. Yet Niebuhr's impact was far greater, as presidents and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. often turned to Niebuhr's writings for guidance and inspiration on the most volatile political and social issues of the…
Tchitundu-Hulu Rock Art - Paintings and Engravings of Angola, Africa
The films show unique and rare images of the Tchitundu-Hulu Rock paintings and engravings in south western Angola, are one of the finest collections of prehistoric artwork in the world. Set in the two caves on the large granite "Sacred Hill of Mucuisses, the paintings and engravings of of Tchitundu-Hulu…
Habeas Corpus - Protecting the Persecuted After the 1973 Chilean Military Coup
Following the 1973 military coup in Santiago de Chile, a group of priests and laypeople working in the Vicariate of Solidarity began the dangerous task of trying to protect the persecuted and locate those who had been detained. Having realized that there was a concerted policy to eliminate dissidents, and…
Chaplains - On the Frontlines of Faith
From award-winning filmmaker Martin Doblmeier comes a unique look at the dynamic world of chaplains: men and women who represent their own particular faith tradition but are trained to comfort everyone, religious or not. With a tradition dating back centuries, chaplains today are on the front lines-often in life and…