They are called Inès, Redouane, Cyril or Eurydice and work at Le Reflet restaurant in Paris.
An establishment not quite like the others, led by Flore Lelièvre and her association Les Extraordinaires, whose brigade is largely made up of people with Down syndrome. Like them.
Gulli invites you to discover their professional and personal daily life through the documentary
La Brigade extraordinaire
, awarded at the Luchon Festival with the special French society prize, documentary category, and broadcast this Wednesday, March 22, the day after Down's syndrome Day.
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The camera captures their desire for emancipation, their dreams, their life projects, their moments of doubt too.
Inès and Cyril are in love but are careful not to show it during work.
Redouane practices boxing and hopes to become a champion.
Eurydice would see herself opening her own establishment.
Between them, they show friendship, solidarity without avoiding conflicts.
Supported and encouraged by the formidable restaurant team, they gain self-confidence and flourish by not hesitating to nurture new desires.
Love, frankness, joie de vivre and humor punctuate this beautiful film directed by Aurélia Bloch.
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The latter knows Le Reflet thanks to her brother who is none other than the chef of the establishment.
"This restaurant is a snub to the ambient gloom and withdrawal
," she explains.
The world of disability, which until then was unknown to us in the family, becomes our driving force and offers us new perspectives for exchanges.
I no longer see them as people with disabilities, but as individuals, with their endearing, sometimes even annoying personalities.
I have in front of me, people and no longer disabled people.
“We have a lot to gain from working with all diversities”
Aurélia Bloch, director of the documentary La brigade extraordinaire
The idea of a documentary was born from these meetings with the desire to move the lines.
“Today, the ordinary world is too rarely accessible to people with disabilities and even less the world of work.
Yet we have much to gain from working with all diversities.
I hope that this film will change people's view of difference
,” she concludes.