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 loves animals! 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.
Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice.
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Did You Know?
In the movie Temple learns about people giving each other signals with their eyes to communicate in 1975 from her mother telling her. In real life she read it in a book when she was 50 (1997 or 1998). See more
In the diagnosis scene Eustacia is not with her husband and the psychiatrist is a grey haired American of average weight. In reality her husband Richard was in the room and the psychiatrist was blonde and thin and had a German accent. See more
But stepping into the flight zone panics the cattle, and they change from soft moos to loud mooing. Like, prey animals don't make noises that will draw attention to them unless they're trying to warn other members of the herd.
So they're warning each other they're going to be slaughtered?
No, no, no, sir. The loud mooing is the same whether they're gonna be dipped, driven around a hard corner or taken to slaughter. I mean, they have no idea what's gonna happen to them...
I'm glad we ...
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
You'll Never Walk Alone
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Claire Danes See more