The following movie pages will tell this story in narrative and image captions.Synopsis Page 1 | Synopsis Page 2For additional information on the historical characters that are portrayed in this film, please visit the section of this website entitled Historical Characters. You will find a page dedicated to each of the main characters in this film such as Michael Sattler, Margaretha Sattler, Ulrich Zwingli, Wilhelm Reublin and George Blaurock. New pages have just been added for Eberhard Hoffmann and Count Joachim von Zollern.
The Sattlers join a group called the Anabaptists and together challenged the 1000 year control of the Church by the State. They call for baptism to once again become, not a mark of citizenship, but an adult and voluntary decision to follow Christ. As their movement grows, so does the determination of their enemies to stop them... by any means necessary. In 1527, Michael is burned at the stake and Margaretha drowned. But their movement survives and today is carried on by the Mennonites, Mennonite Bretheren, Bretheren in Christ, the Hutterittes and the Amish. Buy the DVD from Vision Video:
The year is 1525. Michael and Margaretha Sattler have fled their religious orders. Their quest is to restore the church to the purity of its early days when believers practised peace, compassion and sacrificial love.
Synopsis from the DVD Release:
To a world of fearAnabaptists introduced freedom...a crime punished by death.
With special thanks to the countless numbers of volunteers who gave of their time and talent so this film could be made within budget constraints.All of the costumes used in the battle scene, and many other costumes used throughout the film, were sewn by volunteers for no compensation. Additionally, over thirty horses were donated, and many of the props such as the loom, printing press and camera crane were constructed by volunteer carpenters. Additional thanks to French Theatrical Designer, Maryna Gargonne, for her valuable contributions of costumes and wardrobe. She provided the museum-piece gown, valued at over $100,000, that was worn by Liza Vann during the trial scene.
Norbert WeisserLeigh LombardiChristopher NeameDan PerrettMark LenardJerry NelsonLiza Vann
Executive Producer: D. Michael HostetlerProducer: Robert A. NowotnyAssociate Producer: Liza VannDirector: Raul CarreraScreenplay: Darryl Wimberly and Joel Kauffmann From the book: Pilgrim Aflame by Myron AugsburgerExecutive in Charge of Production (France): Jo WengerProduction Manager: Max WiedmerCinematographer: Michael BucherProduction Designer and Art Director: Harry Thompson