By Mike Poulin, Justice Resource Manager
A few weeks ago I encouraged our audience to read Laudate Deum, Pope Francis’ follow up letter to Laudato Si, his encyclical on care for the Earth. Today, I want to recommend another resource related to Laudato Si.
The Letter is a full-length documentary film that follows the journey of five individuals from around the globe as they prepare to meet with Pope Francis to discuss their efforts on behalf of the Earth. These protagonists include: an Amazonian tribal chief who represents the voice of indigenous peoples; a young climate activist from India who represents the voice of youth; a young adult from Senegal who represents the voice of the poor; and a married couple who are scientists in Hawaii and represent the voice of nature.
The Letter is emotionally moving and visually stunning as it documents the challenges ahead and the courageous efforts of these individuals. The film crosses cultural, religious and national borders as it presents a challenging, yet hopeful message. The Letter can be viewed free of charge on YouTube.