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The Reason I Jump / Experiences of non-speaking autistic people

Øvrige — Based on the best-selling book by #NaokiHigashida, #TheReasonIJump 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.


Date & Time:

Gothersgade 55, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hosted by:
Global Health Film Days, School of Global Health - University of Copenhagen and Cinemateket

90 dkk


Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps. The film distills these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.

EVENT Introduction and debate after the screening with guest Simon Feldskov from the Association of Autism. Event is in Danish.

NB The film is also shown 24 April at 19:45.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/f2DoU1MzLos

Director Jerry Rothwell
Storbritannien, 2020
DCP, 82 min.
English dialogue
Allowed over 15 years