2023 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase

The Letter: A Message for Our Earth

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An Off The Fence Productions and Laudato Si Movement co-production for Youtube Originals, PBS and Earth X

The Letter: A Message for our Earth, tells the story about the Pope’s call to care for our planet.

In 2015, Pope Francis wrote Laudato Si’, a letter to every single person in the world confronting the looming calamity of human impact on Earth and ourselves. It is one of the most ambitious and revolutionary papal statements in history, since it is directed not just to Catholics, but to everyone on the planet and it outlines the most critical environmental and social issues that we collectively face as human beings.

There are four ‘voices’ that Pope Francis calls specifically for in Laudato Si’: the Voice of the Poor, the Voice of the Indigenous, the Voice of Youth and the Voice of Wildlife. Voices that are too often not listened to in today’s world. We witness a series of letters exit the Vatican, travelling across the globe, to Senegal, Brasil, India and Hawaii. These letters are inviting five remarkable human beings to an unprecedented dialogue with Pope Francis. A dialogue where we become active participants in the creation of a society where we are caretakers - rather than owners – of this planet we call home.

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  • Runtime
    81 minutes
  • Language
    English, Spanish, Wolof, Pulaar, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese, French
  • Country
    Holy See (Vatican City State), Brazil, India, Senegal, United States, Italy