“Jean vanier, the Sacrament of Tenderness”
at the National Assembly!

April 2019


On Tuesday April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day, Le Projet Imagine was invited to present its latest film, “Jean Vanier, the Sacrament of Tenderness” at the National Assembly.

Organized by National Assembly Members Béatrice Descamps and Anissa Khedher, Presidents of the study group Handicap Inclusion which includes several dozen National Assembly deputies, and placed under the patronage of Mr. Richard Ferrand , President of the National Assembly, the purpose of the screening was to raise awareness among deputies on the delicate subject of mental handicap.

    « On this International Autism Day, it was important and moving to see this documentary, a living testimony that proves that empathy, humanity and mutual benevolence should be the foundation of human relations between all people. and particularly in the understanding and inclusion of disability. »

Béatrice Descamps
National Assembly Member, UDI Agir and Independants (UAI) of the 21st district of the North

Many MPs had made the trip, such as Agnès Thill and Carole Bureau-Bonnard, representing the Oise, or Pierre Vatin, representing the 5th district of the Oise – where Jean Vanier was from!

The world of politics and NGOs was well represented, with the notable presence of Céline Poulet, Secretary General of the Interministerial Committee on Disability (CIH), Luc Gateau, President of the Unapei.

From left to right: Agnès Thill – National Assembly Member for the Oise, Member of the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Education; Anissa Khedher – National Assembly Member for the 7th district of the Rhône; Béatrice Descamps – National Assembly Member of the 21st district for the North and Departmental Councilor; Frédérique Bedos – Founder of the NGO and Director of the film; Luc Gateau – President of Unapei; Celine Poulet – Secretary General of the Interministerial Committee on Disability (CIH)














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