"The Letter" FFE Eco-Film & Discussion

FFE Eco-Series Film “The Letter” ONLINE VIA ZOOM

The film The Letter to be featured April 11 via Zoom

The documentary on the encyclical, Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis entitled The Letter, will be April’s free FFE Eco-Series event. A special viewing and discussion of the film will take place on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 6:30 in the evening Central, via Zoom.

In October, YouTube Originals released this grand documentary telling the story of the encyclical letter and the unfolding ecological emergency. It’s the fruit of a few years of work of Laudato Si’ Movement in partnership with Off the Fence (Oscar-winning producers of My Octopus Teacher) and the Vatican.

Pope Francis is the film’s star, and he generously spent time during the production, sharing his deep wisdom. Other voices are also featured, representing the peripheries of the ecological crisis: a teenage youth activist from India, an indigenous leader from the Amazon, a climate refugee from Senegal, and scientists from Hawaii. Be touched by the prophetic stories of Ridhima, Chief Dada, Arouna, and Robin and Greg—all real-life heroes in and outside the film. Their in-person dialogue with the Pope was priceless.

As the film powerfully explains, “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor are growing increasingly desperate. Droughts, floods, wildfires, hurricanes, deforestation—they all keep getting worse and worse.”

Scroll down to begin the Zoom registration process to attend online. The in-person viewing has been canceled due to substantial interest in online attendance this spring.

Upon Zoom registration, you will receive an email response that contains a Zoom link. Please save and flag/star this email so you can find that link to log in on the evening of April 11 at 6:15 pm (the presentation begins at 6:30, but we ask everyone to log in at 6:15 in case there are difficulties). We will attempt to email reminders to Zoom registrants one day and one hour before the event that will also contain the link, but they seem to be inconsistent in delivery. When you log into Zoom, you may go into a “waiting room” — your patience is appreciated. Please remain online after the film if you would like to join one of the brief discussion groups.

Franciscans For Earth is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Their free, monthly, Eco-Film & Speaker Series was created to educate, advocate and collaborate on behalf of Our Common Home and all of its inhabitants.