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The Reason I Jump

Enjoy this immersive and thought-provoking documentary about seeing the world differently.

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USA-UK 2020
Dir Jerry Rothwell
With the voice of Jordan O’Donegan
82min
Digital
Certificate 12A
A Picturehouse Entertainment release

‘I think we can change the conversation around autism by being part of the conversation,’ says Ben on his letter board. Jerry Rothwell’s multi-award winning documentary is a significant step in the right direction. Immersive surround sound and intense images characterise this exploration of neurodiversity, based on Naoki Higashida’s best-selling book about his life with autism. The film challenges viewers to re-calibrate their reference points on behaviours and to imagine what it feels like to experience the world with senses at the forefront, rather than words. Travelling the world to meet Amrit, Joss, Ben, Emma and Jestina we find passionate, creative and thoughtful young people whose everyday experiences are bound by society. ‘I can’t be sure what your normal is like,’ says Higashida, narrated here by Jordan O’Donegan. This compelling film invites us into other spaces and respectfully asks us to open our minds.

Maggi Hurt, Advance Programme Co-ordinator

Content warning: this film contains flashing images.

All screenings of this film will have Audio Description.

The Sun 20 Jun 13:30 NFT2 and Wed 23 Jun 18:10 NFT3 screenings will be presented with HoH subtitles for the D/deaf or hard of hearing.

See the relaxed screenings of this film.

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