The Reason I Jump

(The Reason I Jump)

The Reason I Jump

How do children and adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders experience the world? An illustrative example is provided in a book by Japanese author Naoki Higashida, whose reflections on his own experience with autism led to the making of a film of the same name.

The book by Naoki Higashida and the documentary of the same name by Jerry Rothwell represent an empathetic and penetrating breakthrough in little-explored experiences of autism: sensory perception, fascination with the present moment, rawness and escalated intensity of experience at both the pleasant and unpleasant ends of the scale. And, of course, the immediacy with which people with autism sometimes surprise those around them. The visual brilliance of the psychedelic camerawork and the phenomenologically accurate commentary not only open the gates to an unusual stream of consciousness, but also reflect and testify to the general human experience.

European premiere

About the film

Director: Jerry Rothwell
UK, USA
2020 | 82 min.

Language: English

Subtitles: (No Subtitles)

Director

Jerry Rothwell

Festival guest on days
Mar 06 - Mar 08, 2020

Filmography
2020 - The Reason I Jump
2018 - The School in the Cloud
2016 - Sour Grapes
2015 - How to Change the World

Jerry Rothwell

Sales

Ella Pham


e-mail: ella@metfilm.co.uk

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