Abandon All Hope is a 25-minute film documentary financed by a Swiss investor. This is first time in history that a documentary about Dante's Inferno is produced for the screen, both as short and feature film. It is a journey through Hell by Dante’s own hand, circle by circle.
Abandon All Hope is a short film documentary that tells Dante Alighieri's journey through the first part of the afterlife, Inferno. Dante is guided through each circle of Hell by his hero Virgil until they reach the center of the Earth and emerge to the other hemisphere into Purgatory.
It is a four-quadrant compelling film, in black and white, organized circle by circle. The story is visually told using several black and white illustrations by Gustave Dore. It is a narrative journey through Hell told by over 15 scholars and artists who were interviewed on Dante's Inferno, in both Italy and the United States.