Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Doc || Genie: Secret of the Wild Child

Just finished watching Genie: Secret of a Wild Child. An amazing documentary on the life of Genie, a girl who spent the younger years of her life in total isolation. Unable to have human contact she had a very primitive mind. For thirteen years of her life she was confined to a small room and had very little to even look at. The issue then was to teach her how to be a thirteen year old girl. She had not developed any "normal" communication skills. She often growled and spat. This story is so tragic in how this young girl was stripped of her ability to learn at a normal rate. I would really recommend this documentary to anyone, but particularly those interested in childhood development. Very insightful work.


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