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Extraordinary People: The Musical Genius
Derek Paravicini,aged 25,is autistic,totally blind with an IQ of a 4 year old. He sucks his thumb and lives in a home for the blind but when he sits at a piano he is transformed into a musician that few could equal. His memory contains many thousands of tunes which he can play faultlessly and in any key,a skill which defies even the finest professional musicians. This film explores Derek's musical ability and that of other savant musicians to try and discover where their musical genius comes from.
Produced and Directed by: Ben Gooder