Released on 4 October at the Vatican on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the film surpassed one million views in only three days and three million in one week.
The documentary is about our planetary catastrophe and its impact on people globally and our environment.
The protagonists include an Indigenous leader from the Amazon, a Senegalese climate refugee, a youth activist from India and a married pair of scientists from Hawaii.
Their exclusive dialogue with the Pope, included in the film, offers a revealing glimpse into Pope Francis’ personal history and never-before-seen stories since he became the Bishop of Rome.
It is available online at YouTube Originals and can be viewed for free.
This month it will be screened on Friday 20 January at Marriss House, University Centre, Birkenhead from 6.30- 8.30pm. There will be refreshments, discussion and planning for future actions after the screening.
The event is being organised jointly by Faiths4Change, Cool Wirral Partnership, and Chester University.
Nicolas Brown (two-time Emmy winner) directed and co-produced the film by Laudato Si’ Movement and Off the Fence (winner of the 2021 Best Documentary Oscar for “My Octopus Teacher”).
The documentary tells the story of several leaders, committed to ecological and social causes who travel to discuss the encyclical letter Laudato Si’ with Pope Francis.