This is the story of how Filippo Brunelleschi reimagined architecture. Designing the magnificent dome for the Florence Cathedral, he created a symbol of the
Renaissance spirit that still inspires humanity 500 years on.
THANKS TO OUR PATRONS FOR MAKING THIS VIDEO AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC
In 2018, we started our storytelling journey with a pure heart and strong faith. Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, is where the first story of our series began.
The magnificent Florence Cathedral, The Duomo, a symbol of the Renaissance spirit, was not built overnight. Brunelleschi took over 28 years to complete it. And he did it amid war, plague, crazy political dynamics - all the while enduring continual criticism, as well as having to overcome his own personal obstacles that agonized him occasionally. His story became shockingly familiar and reminiscent to us.
There were many challenges that threatened to overwhelm us throughout our journey, from our limited resources, to language barriers, sleepless nights, to even countless mosquito bites, among other unexpected obstacles. During those moments when we almost wanted to give up, we found ourselves looking up at that marvelous Dome, and were motivated even more by Brunelleschi’s willpower, tolerance and faith.
As we look back to Brunelleschi for inspiration, we would like to share our short film with you. We hope that this brings you some inspiration too, especially in these challenging times.
Inspired Original Team
“The Duomo” is a stunning visual feat. It pays a magical tribute to a masterpiece that reveals the uplifting powers of both human ingenuity and the human spirit.
It reminds us of everything that, at our best, we can accomplish, even in the darkest of times.
Author of the best-selling
book, Brunelleschi's Dome
It's beautifully filmed,
In short, what the world needs to see right now.
Art historian, Author
and BBC Radio Host
This short film will be inspiring
to people and make
a great gift at this time.
We need faith, goals, determination, respect for past knowledge and sacrifice to survive. And we can go on to make the world a more spiritually imbued and beautiful place.