The Reason I Jump: Jerry Rothwell, David Mitchell and Stevie Lee in Conversation with Damian Lewis / Jerry Rothwell, David Mitchell and Stevie Lee in Conversation with Damian Lewis - 92Y, New York

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The Reason I Jump

Jerry Rothwell, David Mitchell and Stevie Lee in Conversation with Damian Lewis
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At the age of 13, Naoki Higashida wrote The Reason I Jump, about his experience as a nonspeaking autistic child.

Now, director Jerry Rothwell has adapted Higashida’s book into an award-winning documentary – 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 with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

Director Jerry Rothwell, author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas), who co-translated Higashida’s book, and producer Stevie Lee join actor Damian Lewis (Homeland, Billions) for an illuminating conversation about the making of this extraordinary film.

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Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis

With an expansive list of diverse film, theatre and television credits, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Damian Lewis has evolved into one of this generation’s most respected and sought-after actors …

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