Learning disability touches every society, culture, faith and class. It knows no boundaries. L'Arche too is global. This reach creates an exceptional opportunity to bring together the voices of those with learning disabilities across the world.

Filmed in 12 L’Arche communities around the world, L’Arche International’s film series, As I Am, is an invitation to imagine the world differently and to rejoice in who you are as you are.

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December 2015

There is a gift in brokenness... if you can find it. In this episode, Mateusz Jaworski from L'Arche Poland shares an inventive way of giving. 

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January 2016

For centuries, travel writing has shaped the way we view the world. But when’s the last time you heard from a travel writer with cerebral palsy? Meet Musa from L’Arche Kenya. In this episode, Musa Kirokote takes us where dogs dress like humans and humans eat like goats. 

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February 2016

Bogdan Senyk, from L’Arche Ukraine, grew up under a government that denied his existence. In this episode, he explains his method of civil resistance: joy.



March 2016

For Raffaella Monterosso, from L’Arche Italy, disability means when your father grows old and there’s nothing you can do but love him. As L’Arche celebrates World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, we honour all those with Down Syndrome who, like Raffaella, are taking care of their aging parents.

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June 2016

In the 1990s, people with autism began using the internet to build online communities, breaking the myth that autism imprisons people in a solitary existence. In this episode, however, Larry Gourley finds a limit to the gift and reaches the edge of the internet. 

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September 2016

People with disabilities are often more disabled by the societies they live in than by their bodies or diagnosis. In this episode, Nagat from L’Arche Egypt explains how she and her brother faced societies’ attempt to disable their humanity.

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December 2016

When wars break out, many heroes go unnoticed. On International Day of People with Disability, L’Arche celebrates these unnoticed heroes everywhere, of every ability. In this episode, we share the story of Colonel N'Da from L’Arche Côte d’Ivoire and his decision to break down the walls that divide us.

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March 2017

When a life is over, we grieve. But there are certain lives, even certain populations, which society would have us forget. On World Down Syndrome Day, we remember Bapi from L’Arche India. 

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July 2017

Your country wakes to the news that you are disposable. Tell them the truth... no words, just actions, no ink, just paper. In this episode, we see L’Arche Japan's response to the largest mass murder in their country since World War II.