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10 min animation on empathy from the acclaimed RSA Animate series. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves.
One of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) superb RSA Animate series. In this snappy ten-minute video, brilliantly illustrated by Andrew Park from Cognitive Media, social thinker Jeremy Rifkin offers the key ideas from his book The Empathic Civilization.
Very funky short video on the impact of digital culture on the possibilities for building empathic relationships.
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.
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.
Another moving animation from the team who brought you the RSA Animate series. Dr Brené Brown is a research professor and best-selling author, who has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
A TED Talk by Brene Brown.
Unless we dare to be vulnerable, until we have the courage to open our hearts and be truth to our own selves, empathy may be difficult to reach.
A Vimeo 3 min. video shwoing people doing things and you have to pay attention to what they're doing to understand the word being depicted.
This animated film, which won the 1988 Academy Award for best short animated film, is based on a story by Jean Giono. It tells the story of a man in Provence who by the strength of his indomitable will and love for the land, transforms a barren wasteland into a verdant landscape.
Ben and Holly is a children's 10 minute cartoon on TV and You Tube, for ages 3-5. Ben is an elf, Holly is a fairy, but it's not too icky and has some good humour.