For the first time, a film featuring Pope Francis and telling the story of how the climate crisis is affecting life on Earth will be available for free on YouTube from Tuesday.
The YouTube Original documentary titled “The Letter: A Message For Our Earth,” is an unprecedented call to action for climate change from the Pope.
The film features Pope Francis meeting with activists from the Brazilian Amazon, India, Senegal and the U.S. These are Amazon rain forest tribe chief, Cacique Odair “Dadá” Borari; Ridhima Pandey, a young climate activist from India; Senegalese climate refugee Arouna Kandé who is a student in sustainable development; and U.S. scientists Greg Asner and Robin Martin who have developed an innovative technique to map underwater heat waves that kill coral reefs.
All five of them were invited to Rome for a private audience with Pope Francis during which they shared each of their stories.
Directed by Emmy award winning Nicolas Brown, it’s also produced in partnership with the Laudato si’ Movement which is a global Catholic climate change organization.
Watch the trailer below
The documentary will premiere at the Vatican’s Synod Hall later today. Following that, it’ll be made available to viewers worldwide free of charge.
To watch the entire documentary when it launches, visit https://theletterfilm.org/