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Hell: A Survivor's Guide

Original premiere date, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

In almost every known description of the afterlife, Hell is a place, a specific location, a frightening landscape usually underground, with geography both distorted and familiar. Heaven promises an eternity of light, purity and serenity, but Hell delivers the opposite: an eternal existence teeming with harrowing visions, ceaseless clamour and demented characters.

Yet Hell hasn’t always been the place of fire and brimstone described in the Book of Revelation and Dante’s Inferno. But whether it’s reputed to be flowing, freezing or fiery hot, a place called Hell has maintained its grip on the human imagination for centuries.

In Hell: A Survivor’s Guide, host Brian Paisley talks to scholars, writers and theologians from three major religions, and to a psychologist who has explored why Hell has had such an impact on our lives, and why, even in secular societies, the idea of Hell can still influence our behaviour.

And he even goes to Hell – Hell, Michigan that is… A place that proves even demons can have a sense of humour.

Hell: A Survivor’s Guide treats viewers to a lively and comprehensive tour around one of humanity’s greatest works of creativity, an imaginary place that contains all the exciting visual, physical, emotional and spiritual elements of a real world – including a disconcerting array of intellectual fears and visceral terrors.

Produced by David Springbett/Heather MacAndrewAsterisk Productions | Written/Hosted by Brian Paisley | Executive Produced by Moses Znaimer

Hell: A Survivor's Guide - Website BadgeFor more on “Hell: A Survivor’s Guide,” please be sure to visit the documentary’s official website for a ton of fascinating information.

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