Mystic Women of the Middle Ages
2003, regia di Dan Robinson
Scheda: Nazione: Canada - Produzione: Redcanoe Productions Inc., con Vision TV, WTN, McMaster University's Faculty of Humanities - Sceneggiatura: Kathleen Garay, Madeleine Jeay, David Wesley, Anne Savage - Fotografia: Christopher J. Romeike - Montaggio: Patrick Malone - Musiche: Gregoire Jeay - Direzione della serie: Kate Gillen - Formato: Colore, serie tv, documentari - Durata: in genere 30' ogni episodio.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - mw.mcmaster.ca - visiontv.ca - suite101.com - kineticvideo.com: «From the 12th century to the 15th, women throughout Europe dedicated their lives to God by founding communes, becoming anchoresses, and even leading armies. In the course of doing so, many challenged the medieval Church and its male hierarchy, and as a result, some were recognized for their contributions while others were labeled as heretics...».
Due serie di film documentari per la tv. La prima serie comprende: Visions of Prophecy, Voices of Power, Julian of Norwich, St. Clare of Assisi, Douceline de Digne, Margery Kempe, Constance of Rabastens. La seconda (2003) comprende: Hildegard of Bingen, The Hungarian Princesses: Elizabeth and Margaret, Divine Negotiators: Bridget of Sweden and Catherine of Siena, Joan of Arc: The Maid of Orleans.
Mystic Women of The Middle Ages, Part 2: Joan of Arc: The Maid of Orleans
2003, regia di Dan Robinson
Scheda: Nazione: Canada - Produzione: Redcanoe Productions Inc., con Vision TV, WTN, McMaster University's Faculty of Humanities - Soggetto: Kathleen Garay, Madeleine Jeay, David Wesley - Sceneggiatura: Kathleen Garay, Madeleine Jeay, David Wesley - Fotografia: Christopher J. Romeike - Montaggio: Patrick Malone - Musiche: Gregoire Jeay - Formato: Color, documentario, corto - Durata: 24'.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - nytimes.com - allmovie.com - mw.mcmaster.ca: «At a time when female roles were strictly circumscribed, some women in Medieval Europe achieved independence and empowerment through the embrace of mysticism. By claiming a direct, intimate personal relationship with God, they defied the traditions of a Church-dominated society and gained unprecedented power and influence. This six-part series examines the lives of female visionaries such as Hildegard of Bingen and Joan of Arc, and reveals the combination of courage, willpower and impassioned faith that turned them into legendary figures. ... Her story is perhaps the best known of all the mystic women. St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431) was the illiterate daughter of a French peasant farmer. As a teen, she heard the voices of saints urging her to come to the aid of the embattled monarch Charles VII. Joan would go on to lead the French troops in a series of battles against the English. But she fell into enemy hands in 1430 and was turned over to the ecclesiastical court at Rouen, where she would be tried for witchcraft and heresy, and ultimately burned at the stake. Joan was canonized in 1920, and the story of her life - today romanticized and wildly exaggerated - continues to inspire books, plays and films».
Episodio 6 della serie.