Hildegard is an interesting glimpse into the life of one of the most astonishing women of the medieval church, who lived from 1098 to 1179. Hildegard was known for her visions and her musical compositions. In this docudrama, written and directed by James Runcie, Hildegard runs into trouble with the abbot of the monastery of St. Disibod when she looks after a persecuted young woman and shows compassion to a dying crusader from a family of heretics. He forbids Hildegard and her nuns from taking communion and singing the divine service. Eventually, this visionary undergoes examination by the Archbishop of Mainz. The film shows the extraordinary pressure put upon women leaders in the medieval church and the courage it took for them to stand by their values and their visions.
Hildegard: Woman of Vision
Examines the life and ministry of one of the most interesting women of the medieval church.