12th DMZ Docs(2020)
I AM DOCU
Based on the best-selling book by a Japanese teenager, The Reason I Jump is an immersive film exploring the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends revelatory insights into autism, written when Higashida Naoki was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.