The Why Not Us troupe of actors consists of seven intellectually challenged people with a passion for theatre. Performing gives them the courage to break out of their isolation. The video follows the troupe to France, where they are chosen to represent Québec at the Fifth European Festival for Mentally Disabled Artists and records the trip home where a bigger drama lies in store: the love story of troupe members André and Anne-Marie. An exuberant and daring piece of cinéma vérité, The Engagement is about people who challenge life and win.
1994, 51 min 47 s
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