Whole generations have grown up knowing little of the Shroud of Turin and its remarkable image. I hope this film can go some way to put right the manifest injustice that cast it into obscurity and others may now have chance to contemplate the genuine mystery it represents and the questions it asks.
If this new film’s subtitle: An Investigation into the “First Selfie” seems incongruous please bear in mind that the principal intended audience for the film is the generation that has embraced the “selfie” as a visual expression of who, what and where they are. Exactly who and what the person on the Shroud is may surprise us all.
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(L-R) David Rolfe, writer/director, James Phelps and Pam Moon, producer and researcher.
James Phelps, better known to some as Fred Weasley from the Harry Potter films, was kind enough to lend us his voice as narrator for “A Grave Injustice”. Like many of his generation he knew little about the Shroud of Turin and - in a world of great fantasies - he was delighted to find such a powerful and unsolved mystery the cloth represents in real life. “Who knew reality could be so mysterious?” Was his reaction to seeing the film for the first time. “Why has this been kept such a secret? It’s fascinating. I want to find out more!”
Please join this campaign - @TheShroudAffair - initiated Easter 2016 - to “resurrect” the Shroud of Turin to its rightful place as a unique artifact that deserves to be studied and understood. Until those who dismiss it can replicate it or give us an explanation it must have the benefit of our doubt and remain worthy of serious study and respect for what it may represent. Social Media gives power to the people. Please use it to your best effect.
"This film’s makers and contributors wish to make clear that they make no criticisms of the validity of C14 dating in general or of the integrity of the labs involved: Arizona, Oxford and Zurich. They simply and respectfully request each lab to acknowledge that, in view of the abandonment of the agreed protocols, and in the face of the lack of other evidence to support it, they recognise the potential of error in applying the date of the single sample area to the entire cloth."
(L-R) Physics Professor Emeritus Doug Donahue, George Burr and Professor A. J. Tim Jull, discuss radiocarbon dating results.
Prof. Christopher Ramsey, (R) in discussion here with Dr. John Jackson of the Turin Shroud Centre of Colorado, has been open, at least, to discussing the possibility of error.
Prof. W. Woelfli, (Centre) watches with two colleagues as the C14 isotopes from the single sample are counted.
Films are expensive to make - especially with editorial independence. Any support you can comfortably afford, however small, would be most welcome.