Summer In The Forest

Discover Jean Vanier's Life Work.

Type:Documentary

Dur:70mins

Year:2017

Dir:Randall Wright

Rating:PG

synopsis

SUMMER IN THE FOREST is a moving documentary of an extraordinary man—Jean Vanier—and of L’Arche, the international organization of which he is the founder.  Jean Vanier single-handedly revolutionised the way in which people with an intellectual disability are seen and cared for, by the simple act of inviting them out of institutions and into his home in the 1960s. ‘Meeting’ some of the current residents of that home in Trosly, France, is one of the many highlights of this beautiful film.

 

cast:

Jean Vanier (himself)

crew:

Patrick Duval (Cinematographer), Richard Wilson (Producer), Paul Binns (Editor).

fan quotes:

"The film represents the best of L’Arche and Jean Vanier. The people shown in this film, Jean, Michel, Patrick, Philippe, and Andre showcase the intricacies of humanity and the beauty of the human spirit. In particular, Jean’s story of how he accepted and included the people who society hid away and forgot reminds us all to live with open hearts and minds. It was a joy to watch and to get to know them."— Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics

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