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Shown are members of the team creating the upcoming movie on the French Revolution, “The Hidden Rebellion.” From left are Daniel Rabourdin, director, Jim Morlino, director of photography, and actress Clementine Stepanoff.


Director of upcoming movie on French Revolution to share story

Published March 20, 2014

ATLANTA—Producer Daniel Rabourdin will offer an insider’s view of his film currently in production, entitled “The Hidden Rebellion.”

The movie, which tells the story of Catholic resistance to the French Revolution in Vendée, France, is being filmed in both France and Atlanta.

Rabourdin, an EWTN producer for 16 years, will share stories from the film and present a trailer Thursday, March 27, at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta.

The program begins at 7 p.m. in Kenny Hall with a nursery available. The cathedral is located at 2699 Peachtree Road, NE.

Rabourdin’s previous work includes “Saint Joan of Arc: Maid for God.” He has assembled a production team including award-winning filmmaker Jim Morlino and actress Clementine Stepanoff, whose ancestor fought on the side of the Hidden Rebellion.

The volunteer acting troupe, Les Brigands du Bocage, is also part of the production.

“The Hidden Rebellion” chronicles the uprising against the French Revolution, which was brutally suppressed by revolutionary armies. Priests and nuns were drowned and thrown to angry mobs.

A peaceful people, the residents of the Vendée region of France attempted to defend its clergy, resist higher taxes and refused to wage war. At first victorious, the Vendeans were later defeated in the extermination of 150,000 people, including the slaying of women and children.

Rabourdin will speak about the significance of this story and how it connects to the struggles of today’s world, including the issues of religious liberty and political tyranny.



For more information on the film, visit