…Is Doing We Don’t Know What.
I first came across this film on Alex Tsakaris’ Skeptiko podcast, where he interviewed the film maker Renée Scheltema. It’s also mentioned on Dean Radin’s blog – perhaps not surprising, as Dean features quite heavily in the film!
Following three very personal psychic experiences, Renée set out to investigate and interview the top researchers in the field of parapsychology and documents her journey of discovery along the way. It covers the ‘Big 5’ of psi – Clairvoyance, Precognition, Telepathy, Psychokinesis and Healing, and features interviews with the likes of Dean Radin, Rupert Sheldrake, Hal Puthoff, Gary Schwartz, and former astronaut Ed Mitchell amongst others.
I had to order this from the States, but fortunately it does come as a PAL format DVD for the UK market. I haven’t yet seen it advertised in UK cinemas, but I hope Renée manages to find a distributor for it, or at least manages to sell it to a TV company, as it is an important documentary and well worth watching.
It’s not as proselytising as ‘What The Bleep?’ and it doesn’t try to force the science into a contrived storyline – all in all it’s a pretty low-key presentation that lets the facts speak for themselves. Like a good documentary should be, in fact.
Although there’s nothing that will be surprising to those of us well-versed in this sort of stuff, it’s one of those must-have DVDs to show to your sceptical friends. At the very least it will provoke an interesting discussion.