InScience Film Festival
The Reason I Jump

The Reason I Jump

In 2007 the Japanese Naoki Higashida wrote a book about his experiences as a non-verbal autist. Based on this bestseller, The Reason I Jump combines Higashida’s revelatory insights with intimate portraits of five similar young people around the world. This fascinating film immerses the audience in the stories of non-speaking autistic humans and their unique sensory worlds filled with intensity and joy, but also full of shadows and fear. This film opens up worlds that were previously inaccessible due to their very private and constricted nature.

Director
Jerry Rothwell
Country
United Kingdom, United States
Length
82 min
Theme
Psychology, Social Sciences
Type Film
Documentary
Year
2020
Language
English
Subtitle
Dutch
Producer
Jeremy Dear, Stevie Lee, Al Morrow
Editor
David Charap

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