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FRANCESCO – Doc about Pope Francis – Available to Stream now for Easter Weekend Globally on discovery+

His Holiness Pope Francis Courtesy: Photographic Service L'Osservatore Romano

FRANCESCO

By Academy Award-Nominated Director EVGENY AFINEEVSKY

Streaming Globally On discovery+ Now

Leading up to its premiere, FRANCESCO has been featured on a series of panel discussions focusing on the key issues presented in the film. The series has included:

WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINES PANEL

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Sister Norma Pimentel meets Pope Francis (Photographic Service L’Osservatore Romano)

(Featuring: Ambassador Colleen Bell, Executive Director, California Film Commission Former US Ambassador to Hungary (2014-17); Sister Norma Pimentel,  Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley; Yasmeen Hassan, Global Executive Director, Equality Now; Kay Buck, Chief Executive Officer, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST); Pamela Yates, Film Director and Co-Founder & Creative Director, Skylight  Pictures; Bonnie Abaunza, Founder, Abaunza Group; Mónica Ramírez, Founder, Justice for Migrant Women; Stephanie Filo, TV/Film Editor and Activist)

THE GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISIS PANEL

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(Featuring: Adotei Akwei, Deputy Director, Advocacy & Government Relations, Amnesty International USA; Evgeny Afineevsky, Director and Producer, FRANCESCO; Suzanne Meriden, Executive Director, Syrian American Council; Simon Billenness, Executive Director, International Campaign for the Rohingya)

FRANCESCO PREMIERE PANEL

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(Moderated by: Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F Kennedy Human Rights; Featuring: Evgeny Afineevsky, Director and Producer, FRANCESCO; José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Timor-Leste; Father James Martin, SJ, Editor at Large, America)

Presenting Exclusive Interviews With

His Holiness Pope Francis, His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Mark Kennedy Shriver, Sister Norma Pimentel, and more

Juan Carlos Cruz meets Pope Francis / Courtesy Francesco Docet Production

FRANCESCO takes an unsparing look at the most pressing issues of the 21st Century; economic stratification, race and gender inequality, the climate crisis, xenophobia and others; while shining a light on the challenges and consequences that have led us to this moment in time. As we embark on this journey, with Pope Francis as our guide, we discover a leader who demonstrates a tremendous amount of humility, wisdom and generosity towards all, and whose ideals can help us build a bridge to a better future and thrive as a global community.

 

 

 

Produced By:  Evgeny Afineevsky, Den Tolmor (CRIES FROM SYRIA), Eric Esralian (THE PROMISE), Teri Schwartz (WATERSCHOOL)

Executive Produced By:  Ted Hope, Colleen Camp, Mark Monroe, Tomáš Srovnal, Michelle Bertrán Neve, Svetlana Chistyakova, Bonnie Abaunza, Bohdan Batruch, Regina K. Scully, Elba Luis Lugo, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Robert Fyvolent

 

2020 | USA, Czech Republic | 116 Minutes | English, Armenian, Italian, French