In 2015, Pope Francis wrote Laudato Si’ (The Letter), an encyclical letter about the environmental crisis, to every single person in the world. A few years later, four voices that have gone unheard in global conversations were invited to an unprecedented dialogue with the Pope. Hailing from Senegal, the Amazon, India, and Hawai’i, they bring perspectives and solutions from the poor, the indigenous, the youth, and wildlife into a conversation with Pope Francis himself. This feature documentary follows their journey to Rome and the extraordinary experiences that took place there. It is packed with powerfully moving personal stories alongside the latest information about the planetary crisis and the toll it’s taking on nature and people.
The Letter: A Message For Our Earth is produced by Off The Fence, the Academy Award-winning production company behind My Octopus Teacher, in co-production with the Laudato Si’ Movement - a global Catholic climate change organization - and YouTube Originals. It is directed by Emmy-winning Director Nicolas Brown with an original music score by RTS-winning Composer William Goodchild.
The world premiere of The Letter took place in the Vatican’s Synod Hall, Rome on 4th October 2022. The film is also released on YouTube Originals and is available worldwide on this platform for viewers to stream without a paywall.
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Because, in the words of the Laudato Si’ Movement chair Lorna Gold, “once you know, you CANNOT look away.”
Learn more about the protagonists and how you can take action at The Letter Film Website
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