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4.933335
Average: 4.9 (15 votes)

An uplifting and entertaining film based on a true story of an unlikely relationship which highlights the very best of human nature.  The reciprocal compassion and non-judgemental attitude between the carer and the cared for are inspiring.

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4.90909
Average: 4.9 (11 votes)

The British Council and Sasol’s Definitely Able conference and ILHAM art exhibition took place at the Museum of Islamic Art on March 17 2015 under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums.

film
5
Average: 5 (5 votes)

What is empathy? And what makes a great empathy film? Perhaps one in which the medium itself creates an empathetic experience - puts you inside someone else's metaphorical shoes.

film
5
Average: 5 (3 votes)

Secrets and Lies is a classic Mike Leigh film, made in his hallmark style with much improvisation by the actors who did not know how the plot would unfold as they began filming. And it works brilliantly.

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5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

This film tells the true story of Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy in a large working-class Irish family.

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5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

Ben Kingsley dons his dhoti (loincloth) in Richard Attenborough’s epic biopic about one of the greatest empathy masters about them all. The film is full of great empathic moments.

film
4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Ready for the world's greatest piece of empathy technology? It's the Point-of-View Gun. In the film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Gallery, there is a wonderful moment describing how the Intergalactic Consortium of Angry Housewives commissioned a supercomputer to invent this unique weapon.

film
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

This film offers the perspective of two challenges in life, that of someone with a disability and racial discrimiation.  Rizwan Khan, played by Shah Rukh Khan, has to overcome the challenges of Asperger's Syndrome in the first half of the film.  Despite this challenge, he manages to find love and

film
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Kieslowski's film opens with a scene of brutal inhumanity.

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Yasujiro Ozu's film follows an elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi Hirayama, as they visit their apparently disinterested children. It is only when they are in the company of their widowed daughter-in-law, Noriko, that they are shown any consideration or respect.

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