The Reason I Jump (2020)

Genres - Action, Science Fiction  |   Release Date - Jan 8, 2021 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Olivia Cantor

Director Jerry Rothwell adapts the heart of Naoki Higashida’s nonfiction book of the same name about living as a “non-speaking” person within the autistic spectrum disorder. The book’s structure serves as a jumping-off point of this documentary that follows the lives of children born with the same condition as the author: an artistic Indian girl named Amrit, a British teenager named Joss, American best friends Ben and Emma, and Jestina from Sierra Leone. The film shows their respective lives amidst daily struggles and personal victories.