First Steps

First Steps

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Vancouver filmmaker Jason DaSilva made his first film at the age of 20. Just two years later, his second short film played at the Sundance Film Festival and qualified for an Oscar nomination. Four years after that, Jason was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, at the age of 26.

First Steps is a short personal diary on film, documenting how Jason's world has changed over the first four years of this neurological disorder. His determination to learn about this neurological disorder and continue his career as a talented filmmaker and artist is inspiring.

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