Author(s): Jo Blake
Running time: 1h 10min approx
Age recommendation: 14+
The Witness reveals how one woman’s buried 2,000-year-old history comes into the life of a contemporary woman, demanding that the missing pages be written anew.
While she was never formally branded a heretic, Mary Magdalene—one of Jesus’s companions, often negatively framed and misportrayed as a prostitute—and her teachings have long been pushed to one side, and never legitimised by the Church.
But three copies of the Gospel have now been found, having been buried in the sands of Egypt for the last 1,500 years. All three copies have the same missing pages, but those that remain reveal Magdalene to be a spiritual adept and closest companion of Christ.