Episode 9

Nineteen paper cranes

Sachiko Tanaka is a woman with disabilities in Japan. She lives a simple and peaceful life in the L’Arche Japan community. One day, her country woke to the news that she is disposable. In this episode, we see how Sachiko’s community responds to the largest mass murder in their country since World War II.

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“Why does the world assume that a disabled life is not profoundly beautiful?”

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What happens when the desire to improve lives leads to activities that end lives? What are the differences and similarities between this event and other events you have seen on the news? Take time to examine the social conditioning that allows some lives to matter more than others. What would it take to respect and protect the lives of the vulnerable?

 

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“This is beautiful and sad at the same time. Thank you so much for sharing it and for showing us how to recycle ignorance and misplaced assumptions into love and truth.”

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On my own?

When Katherine was 57, she lost her mother, leaving her parentless in the world. She journeys toward independence while trying to avoid its pitfalls by staying close to a loving community.

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Nineteen Paper Cranes

L’Arche Japan's response to the largest mass murder in their country since World War II.

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We remember

When a life is over, we grieve. But there are certain lives, even certain populations, which society would have us forget.

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Beyond the wall

When wars break out, many heroes go unnoticed. We share the story of Colonel N'Da, from L’Arche Côte d’Ivoire.

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If I were a color

Nagat, from L’Arche Egypt, explains how she and her brother faced societies’ attempt to disable their humanity.

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Google Larry

Larry, from L’Arche Northern Ireland, finds a limit to the gift and reaches the edge of the internet.

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Take care of you

What is meant by the word disability? For Raffaella, from L’Arche Italy, it means when your father grows old.

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Let The Birds Loose

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

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No Lions in Paris

Musa, from L’Arche Kenya, takes us where dogs dress like humans and humans eat like goats.

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5,000 Broken Gifts

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

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