Oscar-nominated filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky (Winter on Fire, DOC NYC 2015) looks at the pressing challenges of the 21st century through the eyes of Pope Francis. Born in Argentina, Francis is the first leader of the Catholic Church to come from the Americas and the Jesuit order. His teachings bring a progressive take on issues like the climate crisis, immigration, LGBTQ support, economic equality, and religious tolerance. Francesco showcases a voice of morality that serves as a powerful counterbalance to the rise of reactionary politics around the world.
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Director: Evgeny Afineevsky
Executive Producer: Ted Hope, Colleen Camp, Mark Monroe, Bonnie Abaunza, Tomáš Srovnal, Michelle Bertrán Neve, Svetlana Chistyakova, Elba Luis Lugo, Bohdan Batruch, Robert Fyvolent
Producer: Evgeny Afineevsky, Den Tolmor, Eric Esrailian, Teri Schwartz
Cinematographer: Evgeny Afineevsky, Teodora Totoiu
Editor: Dan Swietlik
Music: Adam Peters
Language: English, Italian, Spanish
Publicist: Rogers & Cowan PMK
Sales Agent: ICM Partners