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Temple Grandin on HBO

April 13th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Dr. Temple Grandin is the author of "Animals in Translation," "Animals Make Us Human," "The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's," and several other wonderful, insightful books. A film (biography), "Temple Grandin," will air on HBO Canada Wednesday April 21 at 9am and at 6pm ET, Monday May 3 at 7:30am, and Saturday May 29th at 6am and 12:10pm.

"Based on the writings by its title subject, HBO Films’ Temple Grandin is an engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America’s most remarkable success stories. With a tour de force performance by Claire Danes in the title role, the film chronicles Grandin’s early beginnings as a child diagnosed with autism; her turbulent growth and development during her school years; and the enduring support she received from her mother, her aunt and her science teacher. Against all odds, Temple eventually transitioned into a highly-functional, esteemed inventor in the cattle industry, which she revolutionized with her scientific research and designs. This visually inventive film offers stunning insights into Grandin’s world, taking the audience inside her mind with a series of snapshot images that trace her self-perceptions and journey from childhood through young adulthood to the beginning of her career, and beyond."

April 13th, 2010, 07:29 PM
You can also view a 5 part documentary, BBC's "The Woman Who Thinks Like A Cow" on youtube. Extremely educational and fascinating!

April 13th, 2010, 08:05 PM
Oh, I remember seeing a film on TV in Australia about this woman, isn't she the one who designed special yards for abbatoirs so the cattle don't get stressed? It could even be what you are talking about. Quite brilliant. One of my sister's grandsons has Aspergers, I might ask her have they seen that book or film.

April 14th, 2010, 02:05 AM
Thanks for the heads up :thumbs up.

Recorder has been set :).

May 2nd, 2010, 09:34 PM
Finally watched this today (was taped) and it was wonderful :thumbs up. Thanks very much for the tip LP :).

May 2nd, 2010, 09:55 PM
Ooooooo! I read one of her books (can't remember the title) it was really interesting :cool:. I'm going to check out the youtube posts cause I don't get HBO :(

Wooo Hoooo! Thanks for the links :thumbs up