Oscar Nominated Director and Producer, Evgeny Afineevsky (Director of Winter on Fire) brings us another ground-breaking film featuring unprecedented access to Pope Francis. The film offers an intimate look at a global leader who approaches challenging and complex issues with humility, wisdom and generosity towards all. Explore world religions, globalization, environmental issues, genocide and more through this compelling documentary film.


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Francesco is a powerful film to bring to your classroom. The Stream Movie button above takes you to a Vimeo link where the film is available in English, Spanish and Italian. You can visit the Francesco website to find see all of the ways the film is available to viewers, including through iTunes, Amazon, Discovery+ and more.

Curriculum Guide

Lesson 1: Who Is Pope Francis? (English Language Arts, World Religions)
Lesson 2: Laudato Si’ and the Environment (Environmental Science)
Lesson 3: “It Is Not Just About Migrants”: The Appeal for a More Compassionate World (Social Studies, Community Service)
Lesson 4: Genocide—Past, Present, and Future (Social Studies)
Lesson 5: The Children of Abraham (World History, World Religions)
Lesson 6: Issues Within the Church (World Religions)

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Journeys in Film supports the Sustainable Development Goals.

This curriculum guide connects to the following United Nations SDGs. Learn more about teaching with SDGs:

Dark green background color. 13 in the upper left hand corner. Climate Action beside that. Central image on the green background is a white eyeball with what looks like the earth inside of it. Royal blue background with white 16 in the upper left hand corner. Text beside it, white, reads: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Central image, all white, is a dove with an olive branch in its beak, legs resting on a gavel.

Additionally, Francesco is featured in an article on our site regarding lessons for World Refugee Day. Find complimentary resources for teaching students about refugees/migrants, etc., please check out this additional resource:

Finally, this powerful film was also featured in an Edutopia article on Teaching Climate Change in Social Studies:

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