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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.
Warning: only the original 1930 version of this film is worth watching. This classic, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1930, is based on the novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of the First World War.
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.
This is one of a pair of films that Clint Eastwood made about the Battle for Iwo Jima, a key confrontation between the US and the Japanese in World War Two. The other film, Flags of Our Fathers, is told from the perspective of American soldiers.
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
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.
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.
John Hurt stars as John Merrick, the hideously deformed 19th century Londoner known as "The Elephant Man". Treated as a sideshow freak, Merrick is assumed to be retarded as well as misshapen because of his inability to speak coherently.
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.
Western Australia, 1931.