In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation with his family when, suddenly, he fell down. His disease could no longer be ignored: Just a few months earlier he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which can lead to loss of vision and muscle control. Jason tried exercise, but the problem only worsened. He turned to his mom, who reminded him that he was still a fortunate kid who had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery and love.
The result is WHEN I WALK, an emotional documentary filled with unexpected moments of humor and joy, driven by a young man’s determination to survive—and to make sense of a devastating disease through the art of cinema. An Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
"When I Walk" on POV airs on Monday, June 23rd at 8:00 pm on channel 3-1 and at 9:00 pm on channel 3.