The Reason I Jump
Available on DocPlay, Prime Video
Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida. THE REASON I JUMP blends Higashida's revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, 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.
Starring Donna Budway, Emma Budway, Jeremy Dear
Director Jerry Rothwell