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Welcome to the Empathy Library search page. Use keywords to search for books and films, or browse the collection using filters (e.g. under Book Type select 'fiction' or under Theme choose 'love' or 'poverty'). Results are automatically ranked by popularity. Join the library to add items, comment and give ratings.

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Average: 5 (5 votes)

There’s something about this book that breaks down the wall of fiction and leaves the reader feeling viscerally overwhelmed by what they‘ve just read.

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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.

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Average: 5 (1 vote)

‘When I think of autumn, I think of someone with hands who did not want me to die.’ Tenderness is in short supply in nine-year-old Claudia’s life, but as she lies ill in bed with her mother taking care of her, she is in no doubt that she is loved.

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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

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

Shot in black and white, Spielberg’s cinematic rendering of Thomas Keneally’s novel Schindler’s Ark does a fine job of bringing the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler to life.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

Western Australia, 1931.

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Average: 3.3 (3 votes)

I really wasn’t sure whether Avatar rates as an empathy film, but I think it’s worth including in the Empathy Library for its good intentions.

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This is the original book on which Steven Spielberg’s film, Schindler’s List, was based. Keneally is both a historian and a novelist, and this book combines both approaches with enormous skill.

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This is a really interesting documentary that brings together some of the best empathy thinkers on the planet, containing interviews with people like neuropsychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, founder of the Roots of Empathy education programme Mary Gordon, and author of The Empathic Civilization

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Encounter Point takes a look at the growing grassroots peace movement among Israelis and Palestinians.

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