Encore Broadcast Date: August 10, 2015
PBS Premiere: June 23, 2014
Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis changed everything — and inspired him to make another film. When I Walk is a candid and brave chronicle of one young man’s struggle to adapt to the harsh realities of M.S. while holding on to his personal and creative life. With his body growing weaker, DaSilva’s spirits, and his film, get a boost from his mother’s tough love and the support of Alice Cook, who becomes his wife and filmmaking partner. The result is a life-affirming documentary filled with unexpected moments of joy and humor. Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
When I Walk (90 min.)
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June 23, 2014
DaSilva's experience behind a camera shows in his brisk pacing, clear narrative structure, and the awareness that a story of sickness needs lighthearted distractions. . . . Fueled by . . . uncompromising intelligence and unrelenting candor. NYT Critics’ Pick.
— Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
A summer film not to be missed.
— O, The Oprah Magazine
— Matt Roush, TV Guide
By any measure, When I Walk is extraordinarily accomplished, poignant, and wise.
— Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times