Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch. She did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. Her mother was very supportive as were some of her teachers. She is noted for creating her 'hug box', widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which have been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling. Written by
Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice.
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Parts of this movie were filmed at Southwestern University, a small, private, liberal arts college in Georgetown, Texas. See more
At Temple's boarding school we see Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs on campus. This breed was not brought to the United States until the mid-1980's. See more
...They'll be very calm. Nature is cruel but we don't have to be; we owe them some respect. I touched the first cow that was being stunned. In a few seconds it was going to be just another piece of beef, but in that moment it was still an individual. It was calm... and then it was gone. I became aware of how precious life was. I thought about death and I felt close to God. I don't want my thoughts to die with me. I want to have done something.
References Red River
If I Had a Hammer
Written by Lee Hays
(as Lee Hayes) and Pete Seeger
Performed by Peter Paul & Mary
(as Peter, Paul & Mary)
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