In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn't get back up. His legs had stopped working — his disease could no longer be ignored. A few months earlier, doctors had told him that he had multiple sclerosis, which could lead to loss of vision and muscle control as well as a myriad of other complications. DaSilva tried exercise to help cope, but the problem only worsened.
DaSilva picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery and love.
In addition, 14 Pews is presently exhibiting Mark Nelson's art, which explores the challenges of movement from both highly personal and societal perspectives. His installation Moving Violation employs video, painting and tapestry.
Mark Nelson and installation curator Jay Wehnert will participate in a conversation with the audience to discuss the ideas and themes that may connect the film. Guests will enjoy free beer and a dessert bar.