The Reason I Jump

Year: 2020
Country: UK, USA
Director: Jerry Rothwell
Genre: documentary
Runtime: 82 min.
Age: 12+

Trying to build a bridge between people with autism and the outside world

Based on the book by Naoki Higashida this immersive film explores the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people around the world.

Awards & Festivals:

Sundance Film Festival – Audience Award  (World Cinema – Documentary)
Vancouver International Film Festival – Impact Award
Valladolid International Film Festival – Tiempo de Historia Award (Best Documentary - Special Mention)
Denver International Film Festival – Maysles Brothers Award (Best Documentary)
Docville – participation 
British Independent Film Award nomination – Best Documentary, Best Music, Best Sound