FRANCE

Dis-moi Elliot, an immersive and interactive experience

Minister of Social Affairs and Health

Dis-Moi Elliot is an immersive and interactive experience specially designed to break down prejudices about people with autism. This website reveal us daily difficulties of Elliot, a young boy with pervasive developmental disorders.

Minister of Social Affairs and Health

The challenge

On 2 April 2016, for World Autism Awareness Day

 

Segolène Neuville, Minister of State for Disable People and the Fight against Exclusion, launched an information campaign titled "Dis-moi Elliot", in order to increase French public awareness of autism issues.

 

 

The idea

This communication campaign aims to combat popular misconceptions and to help the public at large overcome prejudice, by providing the keys to a better understanding of autism spectrum disorders. The film follows Elliot, a child with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), as he takes part in a theater workshop. His parents seem worried about his integration, his place in the workshop and his participation in the final performance. The revelation at the end of the film shows that both the parents and viewers are mistaken, and that each and every person can help Elliot to find his place.

Thanks to a partnership with Médiavision, the film will be shown for free in over 250 cinemas in France from 30 March to 12 April.