The Reason I Jump (2020)
The Reason I Jump (2020)
The Reason I Jump (2020)
The Reason I Jump (2020)
The Reason I Jump (2020)
The Reason I Jump (2020)



(NR) UK/USA – 1 hr 22 min  
2021 · d. Jerry Rothwell
Starring Jim Fujiwara, David Mitchell, Jordan O'Donegan
Rental: $12.00 (48 hour streaming period)


Based on the book by Naoki Higashida, this immersive, expressionistic documentary reveals intimate portraits of five non-speaking autistic people across the world, demonstrating that not being able to speak doesn’t mean one has nothing to say.

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After you watch the film, check out this pre-recorded Q&A with director Jerry Rothwell and participants Donna Budway, Emma Budway, Bertra McGann, and Ben McGann.

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