Codebreaker

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Exempt

Dirs: Clare Beaven & Nic Stacey, UK, 2011, 83 mins

British mathematician Alan Turing helped save millions of lives by breaking the German Enigma code during World War II. A genius who gave birth to the computer age and pioneered artificial intelligence, Turing committed suicide at 41 after being forced to undergo chemical castration because he was gay. In the last 18 months of his life, Turing visited psychiatrist Dr. Franz Greenbaum. Their vividly re-enacted conversations, along with the testimony of people who knew him, explore the pivotal moments in Turing’s life and the pressures that contributed to his suicide in 1954. 

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