Sundance Doc ‘The Reason I Jump’ Will Change the Conversation on Autism

A still from The Reason I Jump by Jerry Rothwell, an official selection of the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jerry Rothwell

Naoki Higashida’s ground-breaking book The Reason I Jump receives a documentary treatment that is equally revelatory. The Reason I Jump debuts in the World Documentary Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and, like Higashida’s landmark book, it provides a valuable window into the experiences of non-speaking autistic people. The film is directed with…