The Hidden Rebellion documents the genocidal nature of this mass extermination with reference to numerous primary source documents which explicitly reveal the attempt to liquidate an entire people, their culture and their ethnicity.
Conservatives in general are aware of how bloodthirsty the French Revolution proved to be. In fact, Edmund Burke, who is considered by many to be the founder of the conservative intellectual tradition, formed his philosophy largely in horrified reaction to the excesses of the French ‘reign of terror’. However, even conservatives have generally not been aware that the revolutionary government is responsible for the first genocide of modern history, and that the terror tactics of Lenin’s Soviet government were explicitly modeled on this act of mass extermination. Now, with Daniel Rabourdin’s beautiful and heartbreaking new film, the truth is easily accessible. The Hidden Rebellion retells the forgotten story of the attempted extermination of the Vendée, residents of a conservative “rather more Christian and prosperous region of France.”