Stories Of A Generation – With Pope Francis which is based on the Pope’s current book “Sharing the Wisdom of Time” produced by Stand By Me Productions. This is a collection of segments where directors under 30 talk to people. Over 70 about their extraordinary and inspiring lives.
Episodes are based on themes, and the first one is “Love”.
The Pope talks about what he considers love during each story. Be it romantic love or parental love for a child. For example, love is a game; She believes that playing with her children is a place where love is shown. Parents do not become parents when they have children; They become parents when they influence a child to help them grow and to develop as a person.
Among those profiled is Martin Scorsese, who made the film in Oklahoma (Killers Of The Flower Moon!). His 22-year-old daughter, Francesca, spoke to him about his current wife’s late with him. Helen Morris, and how he regretted leaving for work before caring for Francesca’s half-sister. Jane Goodall was also profiled; He recounted how his method of communicating with chimpanzees did not satisfy the scientific community. Despite being one of the most effective methods at the time.
Also in profile: Estella Barnes de Carloto. Whose eldest daughter was kidnapped by pro-fascist Argentina in the 1970s. And murdered after giving birth to a kidnapped son; Vito Fiorino, who in 2013 helped rescue refugees who drowned off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy; and Christina and Carlos Solis, who found a connection to tango late in their lives.
The stories of a generation – with Pope Francis should be neither contradictory nor surprising. It is made for inspiration only, and it does this job quite well. But what she’s doing is giving Pope Francis a platform as big as we’ve seen him be to show his humanity, something she’s been trying to do since he ascended to the papacy in 2013.
Of course, the banner is full of observations:
The cynics among us (and we fall into that category) are laughable. “What does the Pope know about romantic love or parenting?” We ask ourselves. But priests from around the world have counselled parents. And spouses for thousands of years so that they can glean their experience in decades of support for parishioners. So if we take this at face value, the cynicism disappears a bit.
But elsewhere, Francis talks about his grandmother. And how she played tango all the time and talks about how Scorsese just wanted to bless his wife. When they met a few years ago when she started experiencing a physical decline that continues to this day. “He deserves more awards than the film, which is great,” he said. So has the Pope seen the Scorsese film? Had he seen The Last Temptation of Christ? Is he a Goodfellas fan? Hearing him say that he was a fan of the director’s films. That is aroused interest in documentaries about the Pope’s favourite films.
The profile itself could benefit from being less segmented than it used to be; Director Simona Ercolani decided to go through the segments throughout the episodes rather than profile them one by one. And while Scorsese may have opened the door to appeal to an American audience. His story wasn’t quite as inspiring as de Carloto.
Who created a group of mothers who lived through their tragedy, or Fiorino. They believed some of the children he thought he was family were saved and had a close relationship. We also love Scorsese, but his work pales compared to many others in the series.
The Story of a Generation:
With Pope, Francis it’s not meant to change you. But the inspiring stories, fantastic camera work and the glimpse we get of the Pope’s humanity. That are more than enough to see the show when you have some free time here and there.