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BethDecember 6, 2016

Loved the movie. Can I purchase it on DVD? I would love to give as gifts to my family.

ChempianosApril 21, 2016

De quelles erreurs parlez vous, M. Lestage? L'histoire de Jeanne d'Arc m'a interessé depuis ma mission en France (commençant à Orléans, bien entendu!), et je voudrais bien être juste quand je l'en parle.

p51nionMarch 3, 2016

I watched this on the BYU Channel a couple months ago and believe it is the best film presentation of this history ever made. Has it, or will it be made available on DVD?

Didier LestageJanuary 27, 2016

I'm French and don't speak english fluently, so I prefer to comment in French language. Ce film documentaire est très intéressant car il est proche des documents de l'époque, et montre bien les mentalités de l'époque. Mais je suis surpris par les erreurs historiques et géographiques dans un film qui veut être documentaire. Ces erreurs sont étonnantes car il était très facile de les éviter, en lisant les articles historiques sur le Web. Dommage, cela discrédite le film.

AleceDecember 11, 2015

I've tried several times to view this film on the net using the link provided by another article about this film, to no avail. Anyone know why this is happening? It also happens when I try to google it and click on the link which should make it available to me. All I get is an "oops" message, telling me to check back later as "someone" is checking into the failure for the link to work!

CopymenschNovember 30, 2015

I read the trial transcripts while I was at BYU. Joan was not a mystic or a dreamer, she was stone sober, and saw the world in a very concrete way. She was not the kind of person to make up something like this. The only other person that immediately comes to mind of equal sobriety is Joseph Smith. After she tried to kill herself upon learning she was condemned, the court asked sarcastically: "Did your voices tell you to do this?" "No," she responded, "and they chewed me out thoroughly for it."

Cory BargeronNovember 26, 2015

I have been studying my French ancestry as you can tell by my last name and each time I learn more I am more impressed by the strength and fortitude of my ancestors and the French people. Robert Starling, my family too were French Huguenot Protestants that left France in the early 1700's and first went to Bristol England and then to New York and moved their way down the eastern seaboard until they ended up in South Carolina and Georgia. I would very much like to chat with you some time.

Robert StarlingNovember 25, 2015

It's wonderful that BYUtv is devoting the necessary talent and resources to produce these terrific historical films, and the story of Joan of Arc is certainly a worthy topic. May I suggest that the next one tell the story of the Council of Nicea and the controversy that led to the formulation of the Nicene Creed that was so pivotal in the history of Christianity? My wife's ancestors were French Huguenot Protestants who fled Europe in the 1700's to find religious freedom in South Carolina. The struggles of Joan against the inquisitors of her day strike close to home. I look forward to seeing the video.

Jim KinseyNovember 25, 2015

Some think the holocaust never happened either. Or perhaps Cortez didn't bring Christianity to America, no matter how it was presented, or that the miracle of Valley Forge was a myth. God creates miracles that sometimes we do not understand until much time has passed and those miracles, while seeming insignificant at the time are history changing events. With out Joan there would be no France and without France there would be no United States of America. We returned the the favor during the two brutal world wars, but there can be no doubt that God is in charge of the destiny of the entire world, not just a chosen few. The adversary is stepping up his efforts, perhaps that is why the attack in Paris. To wit: the coming completion of a temple in mainland France.

MerrillNovember 25, 2015

Although I am pretty conservative in the sense that I don't buy into "myths" or "legends" without a lot of research, the story of Joan of Arc has always touched my heart and rings true to what we, as LDS, know about the workings of God. Thibault, in this thread, does not indicate how the tapestry "evidence" explains away the story. Also, there are many ways to interpret art (such as the tapestry) and the "Kingly Father" could easily represent her Heavenly Father. If the story of Joan of Arc is a "myth", or is essentially false, such as the the book of Songs of Solomon, I would have expected to hear the prophet or the Apostles to make some such comment and, to my knowledge, they have not done so. There is some question in my mind as to why the Lord would care about the restoration of the King of France to his throne, but then, maybe the author of this article is right in inferring that that occurrence was central to the found of America.

CharlieBrown2292November 25, 2015

How comforting for the Frenchman that I am to find so much more than what we learned in school about the "Woman who would hear voices," especially now that our country has been so hard-hit by enemies both from the outside and from the inside, in the context of modern Leaders who seem to be nearly as confused about current issues than the Kings of France during Joan of Arc’s days. This is giving me hope that, if there was a God for the French then, with a Joseph Smith-like individual to take the lead, then there may be hope for France today, especially with a Temple about to be completed, the first one in continental France (the other one being in Tahiti, French Polynesia). The remarkable timing of this movie stands as confirmation that talented people in our Church receive guidance and inspiration that makes it possible to move the Lord’s cause forward, something that may be included in our Church's P.R. efforts in anticipation of the future Temple dedication. I'll make sure to tip our local Director of Communication, a personal friend and associate, about this special opportunity.

ThibaultNovember 25, 2015

While it is true that Joan of Arc is a national hero in many ways, there is also some evidence that shouldn't be treated lightly that the story of Joan of Arc is a myth used to motivate the army. The tapistry of a castle in Lorrain (Eastern France) explains how Joan of Arc is of noble descent (possibly with a kingly father, which would make her a bastard), which explains why she knew how to ride a horse and handle a sword. The person that was burned would have been someone else, so that Joan of Arc was granted the chance to live the rest of her days in this castle in Lorraine.

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