POV | Documentaries with a point of view

When I Walk

by Jason DaSilva
When I Walk

National PBS Premiere on POV
Monday, June 23rd at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

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Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis changed everything — and inspired him to make another film. When I Walk is a candid and brave chronicle of one young man’s struggle to adapt to the harsh realities of M.S. while holding on to his personal and creative life. With his body growing weaker, DaSilva’s spirits, and his film, get a boost from his mother’s tough love and the support of Alice Cook, who becomes his wife and filmmaking partner. The result is a life-affirming documentary filled with unexpected moments of joy and humor. Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).


Community Screenings

Free Resources

Check out the When I Walk Partner Toolkit for everything you need to get involved with the film, from spreading the word to hosting a free screening.

You can also download the free discussion guide and standards-aligned lesson plan!


Borrow the Film for Free

Join POV's Community Network to borrow When I Walk for free screenings in your community, classroom, staff trainings, or workshops.

When I Walk

Get Involved: Contribute to the AXS Map

AXS Map (access map) is a crowd-sourced tool for sharing reviews on the wheelchair accessibility of businesses and other places. Imagine being in a wheelchair and suddenly having the accessible world at your fingertips via web or mobile phone.

AXS Map is available online or via mobile web, as well as Android and iPhone applications. To learn more and start mapping, visit www.axsmap.com.




Enter for a Chance to Win the DVD!

Watch When I Walk on your TV or laptop and enter for a chance to win the DVD and film poster, plus popcorn, chocolate, coffee and more! Enter now at www.pov.org/premiereparty.


Live Chat with Filmmakers

On Tuesday, June 24th, from 7:00–9:00PM (4:00PM –6:00PM PT), filmmakers and subjects Jason DaSilva and Alice Cook are taking your questions about making the documentary and pursuing a creative life while living with multiple sclerosis. To submit a question, send a tweet with the hashtag #docchat from a Twitter account. To follow the conversation, search the hashtag #docchat on Twitter.



Buy the DVD

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Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Wyncote Foundation, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, The Educational Foundation of America and public television viewers. Special support provided by The Fledgling Fund. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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