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WHEN I WALK is a deeply moving and inspiring LOVE STORY. Watch this trailer and you’ll understand why.

Long Shot Factory is pleased to announce the theatrical release of the award-winning documentary

WHEN I WALK is one man’s emotional and inspiring journey during six years of life following his multiple sclerosis diagnosis. For Jason DaSilva, life’s most challenging and joyous moments are yet to come.
OPENING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
IFC CENTER – NEW YORK CITY
OPENING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
LAEMMLE MUSIC HALL – LOS ANGELES

“DaSilva’s strength and resilience, his determination to stay positive…shines through every frame of his story…It’s a lovely, inspiring film, deeply personal and honest.”
— Kim Voynar, Movie City News
“A powerful documentary about the failure of the human body and the triumph of the human spirit…This was the best doc at Sundance 2013.”
— Brian Tallerico, Hollywood Chicago

“When I Walk self-documents his entire journey with the crippling disease over the past 8 years in one of the most honest and sincere films ever to grace the Sundance silver screen…’We only live one life’–and When I Walk is definitely worth the short time we have.”

 Esther Meroño, Slug Magazine
Synopsis: 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.

Official Selection
2013 Sundance Film Festival
WINNER – Best Canadian Feature
2013 HotDocs, Toronto
About Filmmaker Jason DaSilva – Producer/Director

Director Jason DaSilva has been a prolific filmmaker for the past 10 years. He has directed four short films (OLIVIA’S PUZZLE, A SONG FOR DANIEL, TWINS OF MANKALA, and FIRST STEPS) and two feature-length documentary films (LEST WE FORGET and WHEN I WALK). Many of his films have won awards; OLIVIA’S PUZZLE premiered at the 2003 Sundance Festival and qualified for an Academy Award. Three of his films have had national broadcasts on PBS, HBO, and CBC. He also produced Shocking and Awful, a film installation on the anti-Iraq war movement, exhibited at the 2006 Whitney Biennial. Each one of these works advanced Jason’s objective to give voice to those on the periphery of society. In 2006 Jason took a short break from filmmaking to earn his MFA in Applied Media Arts from Emily Carr University. He recently produced and directed an Op-Doc (opinion documentary) for The New York Times called ‘The Long Wait,’ published in January 2013.

DaSilva’s latest film, WHEN I WALK, was an Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won Best Canadian Feature at HotDocs 2013. Following the film’s theatrical release this fall, it will air on POV on PBS in 2014. Jason is also the creator of AXS Map (www.axsmap.com), a crowd-sourced tool for sharing reviews on the wheelchair accessibility of businesses, restaurants, entertainment centers, and other day-to-day destinations available online or via mobile web, as well as Android and iPhone applications. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Official Film Website:
Jason DaSilva
Jason DaSilva

Alice Cook & Jason DaSilva
Alice Cook & Jason DaSilva

 

 

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