Blind Courage: Jan Zizka
This award-winning documentary looks at one of the most amazing, yet overlooked, generals in the history of the world.
Jan Zizka was a well-known general in his day, though largely unrecognized today. He was a Bohemian priest who armed and trained peasants to become great soldiers, including the many women who joined his ranks. He marched through the land challenging the Christian status quo in medieval Europe. He burned many monks and fought many battles. This film documents his fascinating military strategy and how he changed history.Zizka and his army defeated over 100,000 of the finest knights in the land. His success, despite being blind, had some people thinking he had supernatural powers. The “Extras” section offers a list of additional reading for viewers interested in more information on Jan Zizka. You will also receive a bonus tour of artwork from that time featuring Zizka and pertinent scenes, including where the works originated and their unique history. The Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12+ is awarded to “Blind Courage: The Unique Genius of Jan Zizka.”