Films & Other Videos
Films with: MacLennan, Jennifer
- Divine negotiators Bridget of Sweden, 1303-1375 [and] Catherine of Siena, 1098-1179 (sic) /
- "Devoting their lives to works of charity and to unifying a divided church, Bridget of Sweden and Catherine of Siena challenged the limitations imposed on their gender, playing key roles in world affairs. In this program filmed on location, theology experts Dr. Kathy Garay and Dr. Madeleine Jeay of McMaster University trace the lives of Bridget, diplomat and prophet whose revelatory visions informed the decisions of the papacy, and Catherine, who helped bring the papacy back to Rome and whose "Dialogue," or "Treatise on Divine Providence," is considered the prose counterpart to Dante's Divina Commedia"--Container.
- DVD 2767
- Hildegard of Bingen
- "Poet, essayist, musician, and visionary, Hildegard of Bingen is the most well-known female mystic of the Middle Ages, renowed in Europe for advising popes and bishops." This work tours the abbey Hildegard founded in the Rhine river valley, highlights key events in her life, along with audio accompaniments from selections of Hildegard's musical compositions.
- DVD 2764
- Hungarian princesses Elizabeth of Hungary, 1207-1231 ; Margaret of Hungary, 1242-1271 /
- "Perhaps no members of European royalty rejected wealth and embraced poverty so utterly as Elizabeth and Margaret, Hungarian princesses and members of a ruling family that produced ten saints."
- DVD 2766
- Maid of Orleans
- "From within her own brief life to the present day, Joan of Arc's mystique has been appropriated by many groups and causes. This program, filmed in Orleans and Joan's native village of Domremy, allows her to speak for herself through voice-over readings of her letters and her responses before the Inquisition, as well as testimony from the minutes of her rehabilitation trial. Leading scholars discuss Joan's timeless appeal, the growth and uses of her myth, and issues of gender transgression. Images of Joan over the centuries in books, posters, paintings, and film, including illuminations from the manuscript of Les Vigiles du Roi Charles VII, complement the narration"--Container.
- DVD 2768