Evgeny Afineevsky Talks Pope Francis’ Moral Compass And ‘Francesco’ Journey

Documentary is now available in virtual cinemas and is streaming on Discovery+.



Available in Virtual Cinemas and globally on Discovery+, the documentary Francesco centers on the life of His Holiness Pope Francis. Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky (Cries from Syria), the project focuses on how Pope Francis has not shied away from addressing the most topical issues of our time.

Sister Norma Pimentel meets Pope Francis. Photographic Service L’Osservatore Romano Photo courtesy of Discovery+

Director Evgeny Afineevsky spent over three years in making Francesco, and the documentary has unprecedented access to His Holiness Pope Francis. Border walls, climate change refugees, LGBTQ issues, and the pandemic are all addressed in this project, and Pope Francis’ desire to be among the people is one of the biggest takeaways from this documentary.

Juan Carlos Cruz meets Pope Francis / Courtesy Francesco Docet Production.

Check out the interview below as Evgeny Afineevsky discusses what surprised him about making Francesco, and why impacting the world is one of the reasons why he became a documentary filmmaker.

Francesco is now available in virtual cinemas and is streaming globally on Discovery+.

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