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The Reason I Jump

Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, Jerry Rothwell’s BIFA-winning documentary is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world.

The film blends Higashida’s revelatory descriptions of his autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people; and opens a window into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

In order to assist with the accessibility and enjoyment of this title for our audiences, the film will be accompanied by a special subtitle stream which will include both subtitling of dialogue as well as warnings of potentially challenging or difficult moments within the film itself. These warnings will focus on moments that could be challenging from a visual, aural, and emotional perspective and will be accompanied by guidance text and symbols alerting viewers to the imminent approach of any such moments.

Please note: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.