Anthropologists on Mars

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This streaming video is a short documentary that explores notions of happiness within the autistic spectrum. [4:56].


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0 Responses to Anthropologists on Mars

  1. bwv says:

    Very cool – thanks for posting this

  2. g bruno says:

    I’m an unhappy Aspie
    Just socialised enough to feel lonely.
    Thats gotta be a low point on anyones curve

  3. peter133 says:

    I was really touched to see this film on these autistic people. They look so pure, unaware of the world around them, they have their own world, dreams and life. What they require is our love and affection and this is what matters the most.
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  4. ef says:

    ….somewhere ……on YouTube i think….I saw a beautiful video titled “In my language” in which an autistic woman shows a series of sounds and movements that make her happy….to anyone out there with a stripe or two of autism in your mix, it is riveting and brings one back to childhood, before anyone inferred that anything was weird…..