Docs in Orbit
Docs in Orbit
Nov 19, 2020
The Reason I Jump with Jerry Rothwell and Jeremy Dear
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In this episode, we feature a conversation with Director Jerry Rothwell and Producer Jeremy Dear about their film THE REASON I JUMP which premiered at Sundance Film Festival. 

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, THE REASON I JUMP is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe. 

Winner: World Cinema Documentary Competition Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival

Online Screening at DOC NYC from November 11 - 29 

Conversation moderated by Aylin Gökmen  

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