Film on the Vendee: please consider supporting this Catholic documentary

Help support a new movie on the true nature of the French Revolution – UPDATED April 29, 2014

Posted by tantamergo in awesomeness, Basics, Christendom, Ecumenism, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, history, Holy suffering, persecution, sadness, Saints, secularism, Tradition, Virtue.

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know how I feel about the French Revolution.  That epic was one of satan’s masterstrokes, wherein he foisted a demonic sexularist pagan government – the first, the prototype for all the rest! – upon the eldest daughter of the Church.  All the diabolical elements of leftist politics that have carried through to the present day were present in the French Revolution.  The repression, the enforced atheism, the economic collectivization, the rhetoric of “freedom” and “liberty” which turned out to be an utter sham, enjoyed only by a very few at the top of the power structure, and, of course, rabid, insane hatred for God and His Church.

But the true nature of the French Revolution is not well known outside traditional/faithful Catholic circles. Most secular educators present the French Revolution as basically akin to an American Revolution that got slightly out of hand.  While there is an extremely strong corollary between the two – the American being a “conservative” liberal revolution, the French one a left liberal revolution – they were in practice radically different.  The French Revolution was violent, repressive, savage, and cruel.  Disaffected, even insane individuals, were given massive power and unleashed that power on their fellow citizens, especially committed Catholics, with grim determination.

To help make the nature of the French Revolution known, there is an effort underway to tell the story of the heroic sufferings of the people of the Vendee in France.  This new film is a something of a collaboration between Jim Morlino of Navis Pictures, who previously produced the great War of the Vendee movie, and Daniel Rabourdin, formerly of EWTN.  I say something of a collaboration, because I spoke with Jim Morlino at Navis Pictures and he informed me he performed the cinematography on this upcoming movie.  I am told it will be tradition-friendly.

As far as I’m concerned, Jim Morlino is a genius when it comes to getting movies made for virtually no money.

The film has already been shot on location in France, but they need more funding to complete the editing and printing process. There is a crowd-funding site for donations.  You can donate at varying levels, up to and including getting an executive producer credit on the film with numerous perks (private dinner with the producer, being on production conference calls, etc).

This campaign has a goal and they are a long way from reaching it.  I know there are so many very upright, valuable causes out there to support, but perhaps this is one worth praying about and considering. I had saved some money via my mortifications over Lent, and was thinking of supporting a certain priest but I used it to help this effort out, instead.  Movies are very powerful, emotionally, and can be great tools of evangelization.  But so few good movies are made.

If we want to see more and better Catholic entertainment, supporting efforts like this out of our own pocket is probably going to be necessary for the foreseeable future.  The culture is turning increasingly hostile.  We shall have a hard time preserving what we have, let alone reaching out to other souls.  But movies like this have the potential to touch hardened hearts.  Since Hollywood is pretty much dead to the Faith, if we’re going to see Catholic movies made, we’re going to have to do it ourselves, which is what this effort is really about.

Consider helping see this movie to completion.

the trailer:

I sent in a contribution.  We may all need the courage of the Vendee before our lives on earth are over!

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