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The Reason I Jump [DVD videorecording] / BFI presents an Ideas Room Metfilm, Vulcan Productions; produced by Jeremy Dear, Steve Lee, and Al Morrow; directed by Jerry Rothwell

Higashida, Naoki, 1992- Based on (work): Jiheish¿‍ no boku ga tobihaneru riy¿±. (Added Author). Rothwell, Jerry, (film director). O'Donegan, Jordan, (on-screen participant). Kino Lorber, Inc., (publisher).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Krum Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Denton County. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at North Texas Library Consortium. (Show)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Krum Public Library 616.85 REA (Text) 36249000193970 DVD Non Fic Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Bonus features: interview with director Jerry Rothwell ; trailer
Participant or Performer Note:
Features, Jordan O'Donegan
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.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen; NTSC, region 1; described video
Language Note:
English dialogue; English subtitles; described video
Subject: Autism
Autistic people
Autistic people > Psychology
Higashida, Naoki, 1992-
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Closed-captioned DVDs.
Audio described DVDs.

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