The miniseries goes through the main phases of Don Bosco‘s life, from his childhood spent in Piemonte in the 19th century, to the moment he takes his vows, from his choice to be next to the poorest youngsters, to all the ups and downs he has to experience in order to found the Salesians, up to the hard and axhausting work he makes together with his boys in Valdocco, and in other oratories.
“What has really fascinated me since the very beginning, and what I have tried to catch and convey throughout the entire project, has been Don Bosco’s great humanity. He had a very reach, complex personality, characterised also by contradictory aspects: strong and sweet, naive and sharp, impulsive and patient, proud and humble. Different expressions of a unique theme: His love for youg people, his sons…”
– Lodovico Gasparini