Let the truth be victorious
The Crusades, a new docudrama from EWTN
Episode one of the new EWTN mini-series, The Crusades will be broadcast on 8th October in the USA at 10pm and 9th October at 9.30pm in the UK, the following 3 episodes will be shown on consecutive days at the same time slot. There will also be a continuous showing of all 4 episodes on Saturday 11th starting at 7pm in the Britain and Ireland.
|The Camraman's father Julus Benko playing a Crusader, |
from the opening sequence
The series is a co-production between EWTN, St Clare Media Foundation of the UK, Buckfast Abbey Devon and Lux communication of Slovakia. The team form Lux provided all the technical facilities for the series including the filming, editing, sound recording mixing. I am very grateful to the director Marek Polacek and to Michal Benko the cameraman/editor for all their hard work and for putting up with this grumpy old Traditionalist, as they call me: -). We all had to take on many disciplines in order to bring in a production that we were determined would be as good, quality wise as a documentary for the main stream media that would cost four or five times as much to make. The series has already been translated into Slovak, Spanish and German.
|A scene from the series - shot at Kenilworth Castle England|
Episode One – Journeys of Faith
The link here is made between pilgrimages and the Crusades, as the first Crusades were called armed pilgrimages, to help with this there are many clips from the Paris - Chartres pilgrimage, for which we spent three days filming last year. A separate documentary on the Chartres pilgrimage will follow later in the year.
A pilgrim preparing food from episode one
Journeys of Faith
|The Chartres Pilgrimage|
Professor Thomas F Madden being interviewed in Istanbul (Constantinople)
overlooking the Bosporus
|The Blue Mosque - a copy of Hagia Sophia?|