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In this movie, Lars, is a painfully shy young man who lives what appears to most to be a sad and lonely life. He holds a mundane office job, and lives in a small cabin in the back of his family's home.
Poems from a 40 year span of the life of Father Earth.
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.
Wonderful film by Wim Wenders where the angels listen to and come and comfort those who are in pain. Set in Berlin. I've always thought it was about compassion but it's about empathy too. If only there were angels...and fairies.
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.
Western Australia, 1931.
Some philosophy: I think empathy requires common ground. Habermas argues that all moral discourse assumes a core set of principles. In essence, these principles hold that the interests of all affected are given equal weight.
In the early days of the Internet, 253 (‘the story of seven cars and a crash,’ set on the London Underground) was conceived by Geoff Ryman as an online-only novel.
Alexander Masters’ book is a backwards biography of a homeless addict, Stuart Shorter, who lived on the streets of Cambridge. Tellingly, the backwards element was Stuart’s idea.