In honor of World Down Syndrome Day this month, we would like to highlight a screening in New York City on March 23 of the new film Summer in the Forest. The movie tells the story of L’Arche, a community founded in France for individuals with Down syndrome and other special needs.
The film follows four individuals who live at L’Arche, telling each of their stories and demonstrating their humanity. It describes how founder Jean Vanier came to help these people whom others saw as worthless, eventually changing the care system for those with intellectual disorders throughout the Western world and beyond. L’Arche now has 151 communities in 37 countries, and continues to grow.
Please consider attending the showing of the film on March 23, 2018 at the Village East Cinema, Manhattan, 181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003. In doing so, you will help raise awareness for the issues of inequality, prejudice, and lack of opportunity which affect those with Down syndrome and other intellectual disorders. Get advanced tickets here!
The film will be showing nationwide after April 6, 2018.