When I Walk

Director: Jason DaSilva
Producer: Leigh DaSilva
Year: 2013
Running Time: 85 minutes

In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn’t get back up. His legs had stopped working; his disease could no longer be ignored. Just a few months earlier doctors had told him that he had multiple sclerosis, which could lead to loss of vision and muscle control, as well as a myriad of other complications. Jason tried exercise to help cope, but the problem only worsened. After his dispiriting fall on the beach, he turned to his Mom, who reminded him that, despite his disease, he was still a fortunate kid who had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body, and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery, and love. An emotional documentary filled with unexpected moments of humor and joy, When I Walk is a life-affirming film driven by a young man’s determination to survive—and to make sense of a devastating disease through the art of cinema.

2013 Sundance — Official Selection
2013 HotDocs — Best Canadian Feature Winner
2013 Vancouver International Film Festival — Best Feature
2013 Topanga Film Festival — Innovation Award
2013 L.A. Asian Pacific Islander Film Festival — Best Documentary
2013 San Diego Asian Film Festival — Human Rights Award
2013 New York Asian Film Festival — Best Documentary
2013 AAPD Paul E. Hearn Leadership Award

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