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Jerry Rothwell, Director

Jerry Rothwell is a filmmaker whose work includes the award-winning feature documentaries: The Reason I Jump, based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida; How To Change The World, about the founders of Greenpeace; Sour Grapes (co-directed with Reuben Atlas) a film about a wine counterfeiter Town of Runners, about two girls in an Ethiopian village who aspire to be athletes; Donor Unknown, about a sperm donor and his many offspring; School In The Cloud, about radical educationalist, Sugata Mitra; Heavy Load, about a group of people with learning disabilities who form a punk band, and Deep Water (co-directed with Louise Osmond), about Donald Crowhurst’s ill-fated voyage in the 1968 round the world yacht race. His work has won numerous accolades including two Grierson Awards, a Sundance Special Jury Prize, an RTS Award, the IDA Pare Lorentz Award and a BAFTA nomination.


David Mitchell, Subject, Co-translator of the book

David Mitchell is a best-selling British writer whose novels include Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks. He has been twice shortlisted for The Booker Prize and has received several literary prizes, including The Sunday Times Prize for Literary Excellence. Alongside KA Yoshida, he translated Naoki Higashida’s The Reason I Jump and Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 from the Japanese. His film work includes Cloud Atlas, Sense8 and The Matrix 4 (all collaborations with the Wachowskis). He lives in Ireland with his wife and their two children.


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