Luca Milano and Francesco Manfio with Pope Francis
Gruppo Alcuni producer Francesco Manfio and RAI Ragazzi’s director Luca Milano were received by Pope Francis in Vatican City to present the Holy Father with a special DVD edition of the "Cartoons for Peace" project, along with "H20oooh!" – a series dedicated to raising awareness about water.
Pope Francis has always been forthright in his call for World Peace, and is currently considered its most compelling advocate - representing all of humanity, above and beyond the confines of religious beliefs.
“Pope Francis is an extraordinary presence who approaches his guests humbly, insisting they remain seated while he stands,” comments Milano. “He enjoyed receiving the project and told us: ‘The future of peace is in the hands of children’.”
"Cartoons for Peace" is a 20x1’ 2D animated series created by children from all over the globe during the UN’s International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World, co-produced by Italy’s Gruppo Alcuni and RAI in cooperation with UNESCO’s Associated Schools Network.
The "Cartoons for Peace" co-producers are currently making this impactful miniseries available no-cost for any television channel interested in airing it, with the plus that no dubbing is necessary. “In exchange, we’d ask the networks to give a free contribution for children in the Ukraineor in any war zone, since children are the first victims of war,” reiterates Manfio. Buyers interested in the series can contact Kristina B. Simon (firstname.lastname@example.org).