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Evgeny Afineevsky: Francesco

November 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Evgeny Afineevsky: Francesco

Thursday, November 4 | 7 pm
Film & Conversation

From Oscar® nominated director and producer, Evgeny Afineevksy, FRANCESCO features unprecedented access to His Holiness Pope Francis, providing an intimate look at a global leader who approaches challenging and complex issues with tremendous humility, wisdom and generosity towards all. Spanning issues such as climate change, migration and refugees, women’s empowerment, sexual abuse and LGBTQ+ issues, pandemic, border walls, and many more of today’s headlines, this documentary film takes audiences on a worldwide journey to spotlight the incredible empathy displayed by a leader who continues to inspire hope during an extraordinary moment in our lifetime. 

Following the film screening, Afineevsky will be in conversation with Rabbi Mari Chernow. 

By Donation* — Register here

* Donations will be shared by TIOH Arts & Culture and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a nonprofit organization U.S.-based nongovernmental organization devoted to the protection of unaccompanied and separated children. Learn more about KIND here.

This event will be available live in-person and virtually. To attend in person, proof of vaccination is required at the door by showing your vaccination card, a photo of the card, or your digital vaccine record. Additionally, masks must be worn at all times while indoors and seating will be spaced out to allow you and your family/pod to social distance.

Photo description: Pope Francis walks alone in this film still from Francesco.


Award-winning filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky built his career on demonstrating a commitment to documenting important stories of change and social justice. His film WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM was an official Selection of the Venice and Telluride International Film Festivals. It was nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy and won the People’s Choice Award for the Best Documentary from the Toronto International Film Festival. Afineevsky’s documentary CRIES FROM SYRIA (2017), about the brutal five-year civil war in Syria, was nominated for four Emmy Awards, earned a nomination for Best Documentary from the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, and Afineevsky won International Documentary Association’s Courage Under Fire Award, and a Humanities Prize and Cinema for Peace Awards as Most Valuable Documentary of the Year.


November 4, 2021
7:00 pm
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