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Neurodiversity Celebration Week @ UCD Cinema 

UCD Cinema in collaboration with UCD Neurodiversity Group and UCD Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit presents a screening of The Reason I Jump.

The Reason I Jump (2020)

Date of Screening |Thursday, 24 March 2022 at 3pm

The Reason I Jump
Director: Jerry Rothwell
Featuring: Jim Fujiwara, David Mitchell, Jordan O’Donegan
FILM INFO: 
82 minutes, USA, UK, 2020, PG  

Synopsis
Published in 2007, Naoki Higashida’s book The Reason I Jump gave an account of the Japanese
teenager’s life as a non-verbal autistic person, as transcribed from words he pointed out on a letter
board. Based on the English translation of that best-seller, this award-winning documentary is not focused on the now 26-year-old man, but instead uses Higashida’s words to help immerse the viewer in the subjective experience of non-verbal autism. The result is an engaging, compelling and insightful exploration of neurodiversity.


Awards:
Winner - Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2020
Winner - Best Documentary, British Independent Film Awards 2020


Quotes
“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This is a film that is all about connection. … Not only is it a mind-expanding journey that
crosses unexpected borders and charts territory many will not have realised existed, it invites us to
take away empathy and understanding as a beautiful souvenir.” - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film

"★ ★ ★ ★ ★ … the main focus of the film is how it feels for the non-verbal person. … It is a must-see for anyone wishing to understand a non-verbal neurodiverse mind.” - Áine O'Connor, The Sunday Independent

Please note:

This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Registration details below and a visual guide to help viewers follow the story of the film and warnings of triggers which some viewers may find overwhelming.

This screening will be the "relaxed version" with the special subtitle track/on screen countdowns to potentially triggering/upsetting moments in the film.

This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

UCD Neurodiversity Celebration Week Schedule

Contact UCD Equality Diversity and Inclusion

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 4933 | E: edi@ucd.ie