Joan of Arc is a holiday season special airing on BYUtv on Thanksgiving, November 26 at 6 PM MT with rebroadcasts throughout the holiday season. It includes dramatized scenes of Joan’s life, filmed on location in France, and interviews with scholars and experts. The film is based on the true story of the courageous Joan of Arc. She heard a voice, was given direction and from there she forges forward with a journey.
Could a nineteen-year-old girl change the course of history simply by faith? From ordinary farm girl to extraordinary hero, the life of Joan of Arc was one of conviction and courage. Fifteenth-century France was devastated by an ongoing war in which women did not fight. Yet Joan heeded the counsel of angels and transformed into a military leader – something her country needed but many feared. In this BYUtv original special, discover the stalwart spirit, military prowess, and enduring influence of Joan of Arc.
The list of scholars and interviewees that are featured in the special include: Daniel Hobbins Ph.D. ( Associate Professor of History, Notre Dame University), Bonnie Wheeler Ph.D. ( Associate Professor and Director of Medieval Studies, Southern Methodist University; Director, International Joan of Arc Society), Jeremy DuQuesnay Adams Ph.D. (Professor and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Medieval Europe, Southern Methodist University), Helen R. Castor Ph.D. (Bye-Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Author Joan of Arc: A History), Jeffrey R. Holland (Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), and Gerald R. Causse (First Counselor, Presiding Bishopric The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Be sure to tune in on BYUtv on Thanksgiving, November 26 at 6 PM MT for the highly anticipated look at illustrious Joan of Arc.