Travel back in time across majestic landscapes in the footsteps of the Cathars. Discover their history, their secrets and their legends. Renowned historians and specialists actively participated in creating this new documentary. The result is a poetic and musical DVD that takes the time to introduce us to the Cathars and Occitanian civilization in an entertaining and imaginative way.
DVD CATHARES 130 minutes • Cathares Secrets & Legends 52 mn
DVD in 11 audio languages - Surround 5.1 Sound - Subtitles : Français, English, Occitan.
• Cathars Confidences 70 mn
/>Cathar Rites and Cathar Secrets, featuring Anne Brenon, Jean Duvernoy, Jordi Passerat and Philippe Contal. Organisation of the Cathar Church, The History of Catharism, Sources, Crusade, Inquisition, The Mendicant Orders, Esotericism.
• Cathars Rites, Bibliography, Trailers.
"A serious and strong documentary" LE MONDE DES RELIGIONS
Film sum up
From the emergence of the Occitan civilization to actions taken today in favor of a better knowledge of the history of the Cathars, through heritage, this production by Christian Salès highlights and claims a common identity of the regions of southern France, with the Cathars and troubadours as the watchwords. This film traces the major events that marked the Occitania of the 13th century. From Béziers to Toulouse, passing through Carcassonne, Minerva, Cabaret and Termes we follow the progress of the northern barons in 1209-1211, strewn massacres and burnings. With the courts of the Inquisition, the awful siege of Montsegur and Queribus then the killing of Guillaume Bélibaste, Occitania is definitely eradicated. If this painful phase of history forged the identity of the "Cathar Country", it is not the only one. Ancestral beliefs that give certain places a magical power, to more recent myths that put the treasure hunters is another face Occitan terroirs that we book this film: that of legends. Time travel and travel in this to discover the remarkable heritage bequeathed by the Middle Ages - abbeys, castles and sites marked by the Cathars - but also symbolic or artistic creations aroused by this historical legacy, many who complete bonus wisely the discovery of Civilization Occitane.