December 16, 2020 (CHICAGO)—Loyola Press announced today Netflix will produce an original documentary series based on its award-winning book Sharing the Wisdom of Time by Pope Francis and Friends. The documentary series, produced by Stand by Me Productions, is set for Netflix global release in 2021.
The book Sharing the Wisdom of Time is a collection of stories about elders from over 30 countries. Through their stories, elders express wisdom carved from lifetimes of experience. Pope Francis contributes as a fellow elder, offering the Preface, his own story in each chapter, and a reflection on dozens of others’ stories. The book follows Pope Francis’s call to younger generations to recognize elders as reservoirs of wisdom and historical memory.
Inspired by this call, the documentary series will feature interviews with elders from the book, told through the eyes of the younger generation, talented young filmmakers under the age of 30 residing in the elder’s country. The series will also feature special commentary from Pope Francis.
Sharing the Wisdom of Time has been a source of inspiration for several worldwide initiatives, including the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life’s campaign urging young people to send a virtual hug to the elderly isolated by the pandemic.
For more information on Sharing the Wisdom of Time, visit sharingwisdomoftime.com.