The reason I jump

Ideas Room (Firm), Vulcan Productions, Runaway Fridge TV Ltd

DVD - 2021

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, 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 thirteen, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe. Moments in the lives of each of the characters are link...ed 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 to Naoki's core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.

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Subjects
Genres
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Published
New York, NY : Kino Lorber [2021]
Language
English
Item Description
Title from disc surface.
Wide screen.
Bonus features: interview with director Jerry Rothwell ; trailer.
British Independent Film Award: Best Documentary ; Sundance Film Festival: Audience Award, World Cinema Documentary.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD, NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen 2.35:1, 16x9 ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround and 20 stereo. ; described video.
Production Credits
Music, Nainita Desai ; cinematography, Ruben Woodin Dechamps ; editor, David Charap.
ISBN
0738329252991
Corporate Authors
Ideas Room (Firm) (production company), Vulcan Productions, Runaway Fridge TV Ltd
Other Authors
Jerry Rothwell (film director), Jeremy Dear (film producer), Stevie Lee (-), Al Morrow, Naoki Higashida, 1992-
Review by Publisher Summary 1

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. 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 distils 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.