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. Many of the lessons for this film can be used as stand alone resources, meaning you can use the lessons without viewing the film.

Film runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes

Film rating: TV-14. A Video Librarian review is available for this film.

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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This guide was created in 2022. The presence of this guide on our website does not mean that we endorse, agree with or support statements made by Pope Francis.

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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.

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