"The Francis Impact" by Salt & Light

SOT/Sem alum Sebastian Gomes '11 finished production on the sequel to The Francis Effect. Come watch the Minnesota premiere of The Francis Impact at SJU for FREE.

Tuesday, October 15 @ 7 pm

at the Pellegrene Auditorium in the Peter Engel Science Center at Saint John's University

The Francis Impact tells four unique stories of individuals and communities who have been deeply impacted by Pope Francis. The film begins in El Salvador where environmentalists struggle to preserve the nation’s fresh water supply through a legislative ban on metallic mining. From there, the film moves to central Minnesota where a Catholic couple shares the story of their long and frustrating annulment process. Across the Atlantic, a local carpenter on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa makes crosses from the wood of decrepit boats that carried migrants from North Africa. Finally, the film shifts to Quebec where a horrific attack at a local mosque brings two faith leaders together in an astonishing way. Far from the corridors of the Vatican, the real “Francis impact” is felt by ordinary people who have been inspired, empowered and affirmed by him over the past five years.

View the trailer below:

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