Emmy Award-winning director Jason DaSilva continues the documentation of his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis and its aftermath. WHEN WE WALK, the follow-up to DaSilva’s 2013 film WHEN I WALK and part of a documentary trilogy, is bracingly forthright and political in this film about inequalities that parents with disabilities face.
His previous film documented the first seven years after his diagnosis and launched a platform for his AXS lab and map, which provide information about accessible locations worldwide. The new film tracks DaSilva’s daily struggles as the father of a young child in an environment where the healthcare system is stacked against him. As his health continues to deteriorate, DaSilva exposes the many inaccessible spaces and systems that able-bodied people take for granted.
Co-presented by: 3rd i South Asian Film Festival, Asian American Donor Program, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, BAVC, LightHouse for Blind and Visually Impaired, Longmore Institute on Disability, Richmond Are Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS), SFFilm
Wheelchair seating is limited at the Roxie, but more available at the Kabuki screening, so please RSVP if you require it to Anna Xian. Audio description, live captioning, and ASL are available upon request for the Roxie screening. Please contact Anna by May 15, 2019 so we can plan accordingly.