The Temple Grandin Movie
I’ve written about Temple Grandin in the past and for those of you that want to see an amazing story seek out the HBO film, Temple Grandin which was released on DVD on September 17.
This film is the story of Temple, an autistic woman who over came all sorts of obstacles to rise through academia and finally achieve a Ph.D. She is animal expert and an engineer. She sees in pictures and has a photographic memory.
Being autistic, Temple says she sees and reacts to things the same way that animals see and relate to. She single-handedly redesigned the architecture and changed the mind set of most feed yards and slaughter houses so animal will live without fear and cruelty. She uses the behavior of animals to customize accommodating dips and chutes where cattle will walk willingly without prodding. My words can not do justice to the magnitude of her work.
Trust me, if you are into animals at any level you will like this film. When you are done watching it go back to the Special Features and watch the film again with the Director and Temple Grandin’s commentary. This film will make you want to read all her books.