Fifteen years ago, an Italian gay writer shocked the world by setting himself on fire in St. Peter’s Square as a protest against the RomeVatican’s condemnation of homosexuality. Years later, his gesture faded into obscurity.

What is the flame he ignited and how deep are its shadows? By unraveling this tragic story, Alfredo’s Fire highlights the issue of religious intolerance, which burns as strong and deadly as ever at the crossroads of faith and sexuality.