A new project has been announced via my friend Johan's site [see HERE] - but let s read the words of it's creator;
"Philippe BRUNEL's "Abbe, the Devil and the Researchers" is a documentary series composed of 10 to 15 minutes. 7 episodes are planned, & they will constitute the season 1. A season 2 is envisaged. The first series will be in the form of DVDs through a participative project. Monsieur BRUNEL says;
"Concerning the series, it is at the same time a survey of meetings, to approach the mysteries of the Razès and the account of the affair of Rennes-le-Château as the seekers discovered it between 1950 and today.
It is a documentary intended for the general public because it takes the basics and makes it possible [for people] to situate the business with precision, but it is also a film object intended for the community of researchers and enthusiasts of Rennes-le -Château with many unusual elements.
By this I mean that we will find unpublished testimonies and stories, some secretly guarded information a bit of unexplained paranormal phenomena, a bit of trafficking in false historical documents ... But above all, to understand the evolution of the case of Rennes-le-Château, we will have to go back in time and explore its mythology: to traverse all the beliefs (founded or not) related to the business and its essential elements (the tomb of the Pontils, the stone of Coumesourde, Le Serpent Rouge, Et in Arcadia ego, etc.). Of course, for five years, I tried to gather the facts thanks to the many books on the subject. A book like the ABC of RLC was indispensable in this approach but some very sharp authors, like Christian Doumergue, were of great help to me to find myself in this jungle of information. Then came the time of the shoot ...
My approach was as follows: I tried to get rid of all the preconceived ideas, all the a priori, all the cliches and went to meet as many researchers as possible (20 people at the moment) to listen to them and, of course, capture their testimonies and speeches. Sometimes they showed us unpublished objects, photos or rare documents. Of course, I remained very careful not to fall into the trap of the forgeries of the case.
Today, there are still many researchers who interest me and have not yet filmed. Some hold what I consider to be small [revelations] for our subject. I would like to put a spotlight on these elements that are still too little known but very relevant.
But why an umpteenth documentary, you say? Most of the documentaries on the case (except for that of Georges Combes) ended where I would have liked them to begin. For example, the case of Plantard / De Sède deserves a serious study, the multiple sources of funding of the Abbe Saunière is also rarely spoken of, also Robert Charroux ... Moreover, this project allows me to safeguard the memory of the oldest, & to record their remarks without distortion, to keep their testimonies (and why not, to make them available to the public when the time comes)".
I for one am looking forward to this great initiative!
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.