Yesterday we went to an outstanding film whose narrator is Pope Francis.
We saw this just released film at the Edina Theater. Here is information about the film, including reviews. We both would give it the highest rating.
Pope Francis needs no introduction on the world stage. Nor does St. Francis of Assisi, the Saint whose name he chose when elected Pontiff in 2013. The film, largely and intentionally and very wisely in the Pope’s own spoken words (closed caption), is for anyone.
But this film is much more than a man sitting in a chair talking to a camera. There are abundant visuals from around the planet, including his speaking to the U.S. Congress.
The film would speak most clearly and profoundly to persons who have any sensitivity to the issues of the survival of the planet, and issues of justice. This would be expected from Francis, whose 2015 Laudato Si is subtitled “On Care For Our Common Home“.
Its message is not a comfortable one for those of us in the United States, which has less than 5% of the world’s population, and 25% of the world’s gross national income. Those two numbers say a great deal….
Take the time to see this film. And pass the word.