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Film Screening and Q&A—When We Walk

  • When
  • December 4, 2019 6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Where
  • Open Society Foundations–New York
    224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    United States of America
  • Speakers
  • Jason DaSilva and Sarah Napoli
  • Programs
  • Human Rights Initiative

Filmmaker Jason DaSilva has been living with a severe form of multiple sclerosis for over 10 years. In his wheelchair, Jason begins to realize just how many places he is unable to experience with his son. But through AXS Map, a crowd-sourced tool he invented to help people who use wheelchairs to tell each other if a place is accessible, he finds a new freedom.

When DaSilva’s son moves 1,700 miles away to Austin, Texas, he is unable to cope with the loss. He attempts to relocate to Austin, which reveals to him the extent of the broken Medicaid system. He ultimately discovers this system would require him to live in a nursing home.

When We Walk documents a devoted father and filmmaker with an indestructible drive to keep the cameras rolling no matter what—and to show his son what it means to never give up. 

DaSilva will be present for a Q&A following this screening of the film.

Watch a trailer of the film here.


  • Jason DaSilva


    Jason DaSilva is the director of When We Walk.

  • Sarah Napoli


    Sarah Napoli is a diversity and inclusion officer for the Open Society Foundations.

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