April 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019
When We Walk
Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival
93 Charles Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
April 29 at 6:30 PM
April 30 at 12:45 PM
May 3 at 12:45 PM
Since being diagnosed with a severe form of multiple sclerosis more than a decade ago, Jason DaSilva has tenaciously guarded his independence, despite using a wheelchair and requiring around-the-clock support. When his marriage ends and his ex-wife and three-year-old son move to Austin, Texas, new obstacles emerge as he struggles to relocate from New York City and retain the care he deserves. Reflecting his own childhood with divorced parents living in different countries, his determination to be present in his son’s life resonates deeply. DaSilva’s urgency to live life as fully as possible makes this profound follow-up to his award-winning When I Walk (2013) both a heartfelt love letter to his son and an incisive critique of the inequity facing those who live with disability. This uncensored view of his life highlights documentary’s formidable power as a tool of both memory and advocacy.
Open captions on April 29. Closed captions on April 30 and May 3. Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning, subject to availability. Low height ticket counter. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. List of Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible public transport within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. No food or drink inside theatre; bottled water only. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.