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What is the provenance of the Shroud of Turin? Could it indeed contain the image of Jesus of Nazareth? There is evidence that the Shroud, venerated in France as early as 1350, is the Shroud we see today preserved in Turin, Italy. This film presents the historical overview of the garment’s long journey throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Shroud is the most authentic and definitive film yet produced on the Holy Shroud. It reports on the first examinations of the fabric and the imprint left on it by the body of a dead man who had been tortured and crucified. It describes the discovery of red blood cells and pollen traces, carbon-14 dating, and computerized image processing. The film features a one-hour documentary film, The Man of Pain, which was the Official Documentary of the 1998 Holy Shroud Exposition Committee and was granted the right to use the Vatican’s Jubilee 2000 logo. It is the only documentary yet made to present High Definition (HDTV) footage of the private exposition which took place on June 25, 1997 – and the only documentary to be filmed since the fire that badly damaged Guarini’s Chapel.