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Old 02-12-2010, 04:11 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Temple Grandin~ Nature is cruel but we don't have to be

Greeting's Avalonian's

I just viewed the new HBO movie Temple Grandin with Claire Danes in the lead role ~ WOW!!!

HBO knocks it out of the park with the exemplary film, “Temple Grandin,” the story of an American pioneer in Autism and the premiere authority in the humane management of cattle for slaughter.

Autism and cattle?

If you have never heard of Dr. Temple Grandin, or her profound work in the modern methods of managing of livestock, gather up.

HBO is presenting a riveting biopic starring Claire Danes as Dr. Temple Grandin that stays true to Grandin’s real life journey during the fifties and early sixties, who as a child was labeled, marginalized and teased to no end.

Thanks to her tenacious, Harvard-educated mother, who persevered during a time when autism, especially in girls, was stigmatized and not as understood, nor properly treated, Temple learned and ultimately thrived in an education system that did not cater to special needs learners.

This film is so much more than a narrative on autism. If you or anyone you know has a child with any challenges, please make every effort to watch this optimistic story that will entertain, enlighten and bolster the viewer. I could not pull myself away from this brilliant little film.

Especially appreciated in the film “Temple Grandin” was the nuanced and complicated relationship between Grandin’s mother (played by Julia Ormond) and her Aunt (played by Catherine O’Hara).

more here;

clip from the HBO movie here;

"Think of it as doors opening"
The real Temple Grandin and her story~

Here is a clip from an excellent BBC documentary about Dr. Grandin:
Part 1 of 5

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