MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Square Root of 2 (2015)
Hackie Reitman (writer and director) / Bernard Salzmann (director)
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A movie about the difficulties faced by an autistic young woman with over-protective parents who attends college to pursue a career in mathematics. Author/director Reitman is an M.D. with an interest in "intellectual and developmental differences" who says that this work of fiction is based on his daughter's experiences.

I have not actually seen this film. It was apparently previously available on Amazon, but at the time of this writing, they say "Our agreements with the content provider don’t allow purchases of this title at this time".

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Categories:
Genre
MotifAcademia, Autism, Math Education,
Topic
MediumFilms,

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