Beautiful Young Minds

Beautiful Young Minds was a documentary first shown at the BRITDOC Festival on 26 July 2007. The documentary follows the selection process and training for the U.K. team to compete in the 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and the actual event in Slovenia. Many of the young mathematicians featured in the film had autism, which the documentary links to mathematical ability. The team goes on to win numerous medals at the IMO, including four silver and one bronze. It was directed by Morgan Matthews, edited by Joby Gee, and featured music by Sam Hooper. The documentary inspired the 2014 film X+Y, directed by Morgan Matthews, based on IMO participant Daniel Lightwing.

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