The Mobile Media Lab, Communication Studies and Cinema Politica invite you to the screening of WHEN I WALK, directed by Jason DaSilva (OLIVIA’S PUZZLE, A SONG FOR DANIEL, TWINS OF MANKALA, and FIRST STEPS). The screening will take place on Monday September 22, 2014, at 7pm, at Concordia University (H-110 Alumni Auditorium, Hall building, 1455 Maisonneuve West).
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.
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. 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 cope but the problem only worsened. After his fall on the beach, Jason was reminded by his Mom that he still had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his body, and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery, and love. WHEN I WALK is an intimate self-portrait that documents living, and creating, with a disease, such as MS.
This film screening and Q&A with the director is free and open to the public. The film is subtitled in English. ASL and LSQ interpretation will be provided for the Q&A.
The trailer can be watched here: http://wheniwalk.com/
In addition to the above organizations, this screening and seminar is sponsored by The Mobile Media Lab-Concordia, The Office of the Vice President, Research and Graduate Studies, The Canadian Consortium for Politics and Performance in the Americas/Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Concordia Working Group in Critical Disability Studies, The Perfomarnce and Disability Working Group, The Department of Communication Studies, The Media Praxis Lab- Concordia, Educational Technology- Concordia, The Feminist Media Studio, Accessibilize Montreal and Media@McGill.