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Of Gods and Men is the austere, beautiful and sometimes hard-to-watch story of French monks in Algeria, threatened with death by the local fundamentalists, who make it clear what their fate will be if they stay. The question of whether to stay or go preoccupies the monks for much of the film.

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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.

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My Magic Ears is a book about a hearing impaired girl who receives cochlear implants and the world of sound that she discovers.

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Life doesn’t work out as you planned. This is the central, completely non-judgmental message of Rosamond Lehmann’s tender narrative of an extramarital affair in shabby 30s London.

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In general, this film is about relationships between friends, and how a few hard issues between them have never been discussed. It's about how emotions and frustrations that have evolved over many years have never been dealt with.

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Are men and women ‘differently wired’? Danny certainly is. When he meets Barbara, he tells her frankly that he’s going to get her drunk and have sex with her all night. She laughs, but soon she realises that there‘s a reason this handsome man has no filter.
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Marian Keyes's tenth glorious doorstop of a novel focuses on the inner lives of the inhabitants of 66 Star Street, a Dublin townhouse with a blue door and a banana-shaped knocker; a gift from a previous tenant, a metalworker with a sense of humour (who everyone hated).
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Insides Out is the first book in The Empathy Way book collection. The Empathy Way uses photographs of real-life bonobo apes to teach young children (ages 2-10) about empathy. Insides Out explains empathy in a way that children can understand--what it is, why it is important, and how to do it.

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This book is for artists, creatives, and anyone who is blocked or procrastinates their creative work. Dr. Paris argues that creativity is fueled by empathic relationships, and not isolation.

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The second book in The Empathy Way collection.  Jenga the bonobo teaches a poignant lesson about using empathy to connect with others who are "different".

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