ZDF Rolando on the Trail of Francis

ZDF, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, is a German public-service television broadcaster based in Mainz. ZDF is widely known for its Tv formats as well as for its documentaries.

On December 25th, 2014, Rolando Villazón, the famous Mexican tenor, hosted and presented ZDF Rolando on the Trail of Francis (Der Hilige und der Papst – Rolando Villazón auf den Spuren von Franziskus).

On Christmas day, right after Pope Francis delivered his Urbi et Obi address, the program embarked on a journey from Rome to Assisi, home of the Pontiff’s namesake.

Following the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, Rolando meets musicians, politicians, refugees and people of faith committed to and inspired by the religious figure’s principles, and explores the contemporary resonances of poverty and migration.

360 Degrees Film is the Italian production company that provided a full series of services for the shooting of the documentary.

  • WHEN

    September - December 2014

  • WHO

    Director: Jean-Alexander Ntivyihabwa

    Production: Signed Media - 360 Degrees Film


    • Roma
    • Città del Vaticano
    • Assisi
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