Genie (1994)

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Documentary about Genie, who was discovered in California at the age of thirteen having spent her entire life tied to a potty in a back room of her parents house. She could not talk and was completely unsocialised. At the time, researchers helped her to learn to communicate using sounds and signs, and used her to prove their scientific theories. However, when the research funds ran out she was sent to live in an institution, where she still lives today.

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