Dedicated to disseminating news & information not found in mainstream media....
When I heard that they were turning the best-selling book ‘The Reason I Jump’ into a full-length documentary film I was SO excited. For those who haven’t read the book, yet it was written in 2007 written from the perspective of a nonspeaking 13-year-old boy in Naoki Higashida. The book was later translated to English which made it rise in popularity even further! I gave it a read after seeing Jon Stewart mention it when he was the host of The Daily Show.
The 82-minute documentary looks at the lives of 5 autistic people’s families from four different continents with an emphasis on nonverbal autism.
This film can be important for our community for so many reasons.
First, we often don’t have an autistic nonverbal protagonist portrayed in our entertainment industry.