The Real Rainman Documentary is a 45 minute film on Kim Peek, the prodigious savant that the movie Rainman was created after. Students' hearts will melt as they follow Kim, a man with a severe development and brain abnormality. They are awed at his function in daily life always alongside his father, Fran. It's a truly touching story of intellectual disabilities and how different is good. This is also perfect for a Child Development course in the unit which covers disabilities. Answer key included!
The film will cover:
-Savant Syndrome and prodigious savants
-a parent-child relationship
-the movie Rainman and Hollywood's connection
View the film here: “Kim Peek - The Real Rain Man [Full Film]” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLpCfHH1OVU.