Media Room

When I Walk

Screenings

Fri, Apr 26 9:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

Not Available

Sat, Apr 27 2:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

Not Available

Sat, May 4 1:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

Not Available

Sun, May 5 6:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

Not Available


85 minutes | USA Canada  | English  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG


When Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with a severe form of multiple sclerosis at 25, his legs were literally taken from beneath him, forcing him to confront some harsh realities about his future. He was a filmmaker who travelled the world and now had to face that he couldn’t brush his teeth without help. He wonders if he can find love with someone who can see past his physical challenges. Turning the camera on himself, he documents a seven-year struggle with a disease that has no cure and a world filled with increasing obstacles. The result is a very personal, ambitious and genuine view of a life that takes nothing for granted. Not only are Da Silva’s daily challenges recorded, he self-reflexively shows his physical struggle with trying to construct this documentary. Nothing is kept hidden, which makes the victories and miracles we witness all the more inspiring. Alexander Rogalski

WINNER - Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award, Hot Docs 2013

Co-Presented with Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Abilities Arts Festival


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Jason DaSilva

Producer(s)
Jason DaSilva
Alice Cook

Executive Producer(s)
Yael Melamede
Stanley Nelson
Lydia Dean Piltcher
Peter Starr

Writer(s)
Jason DaSilva
Alice Cook

Cinematographer(s)
Jason DaSilva

Editor(s)
Jason DaSilva
Alice Cook
Keiko Deguchi

Composer(s)
Jeff Beal

Sound
Tom Paul

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