The History of the Southwest

Episode 2: How we fought for the true faith

In 1525, a storm of outrage swept across the southwest. Exploited farmers rose up against their suppressors. Rebellions broke out everywhere. The insurgents were inspired by Martin Luther, who had defied the Emperor at the Imperial Diet of Worms: “A Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none.” The rebellious peasants were convinced that God would support their “just cause”. But will faith in God alone be enough to withstand the mighty rulers?


WRITER: Daniel Sich   DIRECTOR: Carsten Gutschmidt, Robert Wiezore   PRESENTER: Lena Ganschow   CAMERAMEN: Roland Breitschuh, Jens Boeck   SET DESIGN: Eva Bertlings, Jörg Fahnenbruck  COSTUME DESIGN: Martina Schall   EDITOR: Dieter Dehn   MUSIC: Markus Lehmann-Horn  PRODUCER: Daniel Sich   COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Imogen Nabel, Gerolf Karwath