THE REASON I JUMP
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.
Following THE REASON I JUMP, join us for Panel Discussion: Creative Talents of People with Autism. Members of the ground-breaking Austin-based TILT Performance Group, all people with disabilities, will talk about their own creative processes and reasons for making inclusive theater.
THE REASON I JUMP (2020) is an unrated documentary and has a run time of 82 minutes. This film + panel will be shown at Cinema Touching Disability Friday, October 15, 2020.