This just in, in English, from Rome Reports:

October 15, 2011. ( It’s kept in the cathedral of Turin in northern Italy. According to tradition, it’s the linen cloth that covered the body of Jesus after his crucifixtion. But a study done back in 1988 denies this. According to the group that performed a test known as Carbon-14, the cloth isn’t the Holy Shroud. It concluded it dates between the years 1260 and 1390.

But, not everyone is convinced of the tests results though, including Francesca Sarracino (sic should be Saracino*).

She’s the director of the documentary called “La notte de la Sindone,” which translates to the “Night of the Shroud.” The story looks into unpublished data that sheds light on the techniques used during the Carbon-14 test.

Francesca Sarracino
Director, “La notte della Sindone”

“The results were not reliable, not because of the exam itself, but because of its irregularities. At first we finished the film in November, but we had to redo it because I found unpublished information that made the test invalid or at least incorrect.”

Franco Fraia (sic should be Faia*)
Lab Technician

“These irregularities could be tainted by competition among different laboratories or even by a type of prestige. The idea that ‘I want my lab to be the one that says that the Holy Shroud is real, or not real.’ This is something that’s very normal, very human.”

Francesca Sarracino
Director, “La notte della Sindone”

“We found a file that had over 2,000 documents and letters that show that the Carbon-14 test is crippled so to speak when applied to the Shroud. Actions were taken to block some research. There were scientists who did everything they could to discredit the research that had been done before and that which would later come forward.”

It’s a documentary that tries to shed light on the test itself and those who carried it out. To achieve this, the director collected all types of information on the Shroud that has come out in the last 23 years, Whether it’s the Holy Shroud or a simple sheet, still remains a mystery.

* And this by way of a helpful email just arrived from Gian Marco Rinaldi in Italy:

"Francesca Sarracino" should be Francesca Saracino.
"Franco Fraia" should be Franco Faia.

Unfortunately, the misspellings are in the video, as well.

See: Documentary questions “Holy Shroud” test