This story focuses on the early years of Francis of Assisi who sought communion with the natural world by renouncing the riches of his family in order to seek his own destiny unencumbered by material possessions. Francis was, in a sense, history's first "drop out"; he left a life of comfort to seek a spiritual union with the world-a philosophy which was then, as it is today, very hard to understand and accept. Franco Zeffirelli shows nature, color and light, and animals in the way Francis might have seen them. Also available as video vc 1020.
Media ID: 61069
Length: 120 Min.
Publisher: Vision Video
Level: I, JH, SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult