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Elizabeth Taube is a chubby, unpretty teenager who falls in love with everyone- her piano teacher, the old man who takes her into the back of his store and dresses her in furs, and her smart, charismatic, beaten-down teacher, Max Stone.

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Completely amazing compilation of CCTV footage showing everyday people saving strangers from death. Like a guy grabbing hold of someone about to jump in front of a subway train. Restores your faith in the human spirit. Utterly unforgettable.

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"They've turned me into the psycho I've become," complains the unsteady voice in a taped phone conversation. "They" are the entertainment industry. The "psycho" is Larry "Wild Man" Fischer, a manic-depressive paranoid schizophrenic with a peculiarly haunting musical talent.

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British film about Albert Pierrepoint - among the last generation of British executioners (the alternative title is The Last Hangman). For Pierrepoint (played by Timothy Spall) it is a family business.
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A magical, informative and entertaining documentary of the highest order, In the Land of the Deaf brings a whole new meaning to the concept of foreign language film by exploring sign language and the lives of deaf people in France.

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What's it like to be a woman living in Iran? How do Iranian women socialize and share knowledge? What does it feel like when attending a book club could put you in serious danger?

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What was it like to be a woman in the twentieth century? What was it like to live through two world wars?

This is a great way for men and women to understand what our mothers and grandmothers have lived through.

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This is a great empathy book because it's about how a woman from a wealthy white family in Memphis, Tennessee takes a troubled black teenager under her wing and gives him the opportunity to get an education and play (American) football at high school.

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Buber's distinction between I-Thou and I-It relationships is one of the greatest of all empathic philosophical concepts concerned with humanising 'the Other'. 

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You've got to see this short video about Nick Vujicic, a guy with no arms and no legs. It's funny and inspiring. I admit it's not exactly about empathy, and is more of an invitation to let go of your fears and strive to reach your goals.

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