Cabri­ni pro­duc­er says film seeks to inspire audi­ences to ‘serve our pur­pose’ amid nation­al polar­iz­ing pol­i­tics

Cabrini producer says film seeks to inspire audiences to ‘serve our purpose’ amid national polarizing politics

Angel Studios’s newest film, Cabri­ni, nev­er had a “polit­i­cal dri­ve,” accord­ing to pro­duc­er Leo Sev­eri­no.
Cabri­ni released inter­na­tion­al­ly on March 8 amid the polar­iz­ing 2024 cam­paign talk­ing point of immi­gra­tion. The film depicts the life of Francesca Cabri­ni, an Ital­ian immi­grant whose com­pas­sion­ate heart fights to bring hope and assis­tance to fel­low mar­gin­al­ized peo­ple liv­ing in New York’s slums dur­ing the late 1800s.
“Cabrini’s mes­sage is far beyond any one issue. Her biggest mes­sage is that line in the film where she says, ‘We can serve our weak­ness or we can serve our pur­pose. We can’t serve both,’” Sev­eri­no told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er. “So much of our defects and our weak­ness­es and that inter­nal voice that says you can’t do some­thing or that you’re not good enough … that lit­tle voice, that’s our weak­ness.”
“But if we have a pur­pose that’s greater than that, we can’t let that voice be the boss,” he con­tin­ued. “We have to have this oth­er voice that says, ‘You know you’re called to this par­tic­u­lar duty, this par­tic­u­lar sac­ri­fice, or this par­tic­u­lar strife for some­thing great.’ That’s real­ly the inspi­ra­tion behind  want­i­ng to make this film.”

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Sev­eri­no point­ed to a scene in the film where Cabri­ni indi­cates it is her vision to cre­ate an “empire of h …