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The Reason I Jump

Drawing on all facets of cinema - colourful visuals, camera movement, piercing sound design, extreme close-ups and passages from Higashida’s book - prepare to be immersed and beguiled by British documentarian Jerry Rothwell’s sensitive and sensorial evocation of what it is to experience the world with autism, based on a memoir by 13-year-old Naoki Higashida.


  • Jerry Rothwell


  • Naoki Higashida


An immersive exploration of neurodiversity, as told through five intimate portraits of young people with non-speaking autism.