Emotional Documentary Follows the Ups and Downs of Multiple Sclerosis
In 2006, Jason DaSilva fell down on a beach while vacationing with his family. The 25-year-old filmmaker was experiencing symptoms of the multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis he’d received months earlier. With his mother’s guidance, DaSilva decided to film his MS journey — this is how “When I Walk” came to be.
The documentary, which you can stream on PBS in the U.S., follows DaSilva as he tries to make sense of his debilitating disease. Helping him do so is his wife, Alice Cook, who DaSilva met at an MS support group (Cook’s mother has MS).
“I may be walking slower,” DaSilva says in the “When I Walk” trailer below, after meeting Cook. “But I’m racing.”
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