On Monday, February 8 at 9pm ET, VisionTV will present the world premiere of “Hell: A Survivor’s Guide,” a new Canadian documentary examining the history of a place that has maintained its grip on the human imagination for centuries.
Heaven is usually visualized in less specific ways. It’s a place of eternal light, peace, purity, and happiness. Hell, on the other hand, has been mapped out in excruciating detail. In almost every known description of the afterlife, Hell is located underground – a hot, demonic realm of grim tortures and eternal agony.
To understand our ongoing fascination with this underworld, host Brian Paisley (“Apocalypse … When?”) will turn to great artists like Homer, Virgil, Dante, Bosch, Doré and Rubens, all of whom felt inspired to create compelling images of Hell.
Paisley also talks to scholars, writers, and theologians, and to a psychologist who has studied why the concept of Hell has had such an impact on our lives, and why, even in secular societies, the idea of Hell can still influence our behaviour.
To supplement the documentary, Springbett Productions has launched a corresponding website (http://hellsurvivorsguide.com) that includes 40 minutes of extended interviews with experts, webisodes, additional written commentary, and recommended readings.
“Hell: A Survivor’s Guide” was produced by David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew. Moses Znaimer is Executive Producer.
Where To Watch VisionTV:
Rogers Channel 60 + 237 (GTA)
BellTV Channel 261
Telus Optik Channel 871
Shaw Direct Channel 394 or check your local listings