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Friday, October 18, 2013

Wonderful disability film, When I Walk, screening at 4 PM Sunday in New York City


2013 | 85 minutes | U.S., India
Director in Attendance/**

**Sunday, October 20, 2013/4 – 6 pm/ Linder Theater/

American Museum of Natural History/ 79th and Central Park West
Click here for tickets:

*For* *Discounted tickets*
call the Museum’s ticketing dept at (212) 769-5200 and mention the NYU
Council for the Study of Disability

Seven years and 3,600 hours of footage after being diagnosed with multiple
sclerosis, Jason DaSilva brings us an intimate portrait of his own physical
transformation. Through his cinematic talents, DaSilva sheds light not only
on his struggles with the disease, but its impact and influence on his
creative process and his relationships. *When I Walk* is an intimate
depiction of a disability that is rarely portrayed on film, and a rousing
example of storytelling at its most direct, personal and affecting.

*Copresented by New York University’s Council for the Study of Disability*



When I Walk i*s my personal journey, filming myself transforming from
able-bodied to disabled over seven years. Obviously, the main reason why I
started this project was to document my progression. When I first started
this journey, I found there to be a deficit in films that explored the
social model of disability. Most often, media around disability is created
under the guise of the more traditional medical model. As an artist and
media practitioner, I felt it important to honestly portray my thoughts and
emotions, and not only the physical transformation*.
*—Jason DaSilva | Director, When I Walk*

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