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Pernel explores religious relics for RMC Decouverte

RMC Découverte has ordered two docs from indie prodco Pernel Media that explore the mysteries surrounding religious relics and locations. The first, Lourdes: Miracle Secrets (1 x 90 minutes) investigates the ...
November 21, 2017

RMC Découverte has ordered two docs from indie prodco Pernel Media that explore the mysteries surrounding religious relics and locations.

The first, Lourdes: Miracle Secrets (1 x 90 minutes) investigates the notion of miracles. The doc explains what constitutes a miracle and how the Catholic Church acknowledges them. It centers around the Lourdes grotto, where 69 cures still unexplained by science are said to have taken place over 160 years.

The second doc, The Mystery of the Holy Lance (1 x 90 minutes), combines scientific investigation with historical research to explore the 2000-year-long history behind the ‘Holy Lance’. Also known as the ‘Spear of Destiny,’ it is said to be the weapon that pierced Jesus Christ’s side after his crucifixion.

Rodolphe Guignard commissioned the film for RMC Découverte. Samuel Kissous (pictured) will serve as executive producer for Pernel Media.

While Pernel retains global rights on the programs, the company is currently in discussions with distribution partners.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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