This powerful docu-drama is a cinematic tour de force that presents a searing examination of the events and the ideas surrounding one of history's most chilling stories of genocide, the slaughter of the noble Catholics of the Vendee region of France during the French Revolution. Combining insightful documentary with richly dramatic re-enactments of battle scenes, heroic resistance, and courageous faith, the film interviews many historians and experts on the French Revolution who give an eye-opening picture of this first progressive genocide in the name of social justice.
A very timely and important film, and a stirring warning to the world in this age of increasing vicious attacks on the Catholic faith and family. It reveals to us the deeply moving story of those many "hidden martyrs" - simple, faithful people who gave up the world for heaven.
Includes many extras and added special features.