By Rosa Monckton, Founder of Team Domenica.
This is an astonishingly truthful film that cuts to the heart of what it is to be human. It is about the importance of community and the acceptance of those who appear to be different from us, but with whom we share a profound humanity. It is about compassion, tenderness, dedication and understanding. It is a celebration of life and all that it throws at us, and shows the importance of finding joyous moments in everything that we do. It is about sharing our strengths and weaknesses, but above all it is about the vision of one extraordinary human being – Jean Vanier, who founded l’Arche 50 years ago. This is his film, his story, his life’s journey, and throughout it all his powerful message of love and his extraordinary humility illuminates the way for all of us, if only we could find the courage to follow him.
This is a very important film. It is a film that could, and should, change your life, and the lives of all those people with mental and physical disabilities who lurk in the shadows of mainstream existence. It is a transformative film, and its essence is so simple … the importance of love.