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The reason I jump / BFI presents an Ideas Room, Metfilm, Vulcan Productions and Runaway Fridge production ; directed by Jerry Rothwell ; produced by Jeremy Dear, Stevie Lee, Al Morrow

Rothwell, Jerry, (film director.). O'Donegan, Jordan, (on-screen participant.). Higashida, Naoki, 1992- Reason I jump. (Added Author). Kino Lorber, Inc., (publisher.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howe Library DVD 616.858 REA 31254003712979 New DVDs - Main floor Checked out 07/03/2021
Howe Library DVD FAM 616.858 REA 31254003715527 New DVDs - Main floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9786318460347 : DVD
  • ISBN: 6318460349 : DVD
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (82 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2021]

Content descriptions

Participant or Performer Note:
Jordan O'Donegan, David Mitchell, Jim Fujiwara.
Summary, etc.:
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 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 to Naoki's core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Laser optical DVD.
Language Note:
English with optional English SDH subtitles.
Subject: Autism.
Autistic people.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.

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