Asian American International Film Festival: When We WalkVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Part of the 42nd Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society
When We Walk
Dir. Jason DaSilva. 77 mins. DCP.
In February 2013, filmmaker Jason DaSilva received the greatest gift of his life: the birth of his son. DaSilva watched his son bloom into an energetic, clever and funny little boy. But DaSilva also lives with progressive multiple sclerosis.
When he and his wife separated, she choose to move with her son to Austin, Texas, while DaSilva remained in New York City. As he explored the possibility of moving to Texas to co-parent his son, he found that the quality of healthcare in Texas was not adequate to address his needs. A haunting dilemma loomed for him: remaining in New York City meant access to superior healthcare which gave him relative independence and a higher quality of life, but separated him from life with his son.
When We Walk takes an honest look at parenthood when living with a disability, and questions how we respond when two basic needs—access to healthcare and life with the families we love—come into conflict with each other.
Followed by a Q&A.
The 42nd Asian American International Film Festival runs from July 25 to August 3.
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) premiered in the summer of 1978 in New York City answering a growing need for social understanding, cultural diversity in American life, and independent cinema. AAIFF is the first festival in the U.S. to showcase film and video work by artists of the Asian Diaspora. Forty years later, the AAIFF has grown to include films and video from more than 30 countries, a variety of topical panels and workshops, industry mixers, staged readings, exclusive interviews, receptions and more.