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When I Walk

Jason DaSilva / United States / 2013 / 85 ' / English / S.T. English


Jason DaSilva & Alice Cook
Jeff Beal
Jason DaSilva & Alice Cook
Executive Producer: Yael Melamede & Lydia Dean Pilcher
Sound Designer: Tom Paul

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Awards & Festivals

Winner, Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs, Toronto, 2013
Winner, Audience Award, Vancouver International Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Innovation Award, Topanga Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Best Canadian Documentary and Audience Award, Global Visions Film Festival, 2014

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An intimate self-portrait that documents living, and creating, with a disease, such as MS.


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.


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