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You might not be aware of the fact that Spring­watch pre­sen­ter Chris Pack­ham is autis­tic, and per­haps that’s be­cause for a long time he didn’t talk about it. As Chris puts it: “I’ve spent 30 years on the telly try­ing my best to act nor­mal, when re­ally I’m any­thing but.”

In this pow­er­ful doc­u­men­tary, how­ever, Chris talks frankly about liv­ing with Asperger’s syn­drome and tries to give us an idea of what it’s like.

While the most mov­ing parts of this film are Chris’ ver­bal snap­shots of his life, there’s a sec­ond story as Chris trav­els to Amer­ica to find out about rad­i­cal, but con­tro­ver­sial, new treat­ments for the most ex­treme autis­tic traits – and con­sid­ers the ethics of ask­ing autis­tic peo­ple to change them­selves.

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