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This is a classic short-story from Ursula Le Guin, one of the greatest sci-fi writers ever. You can find it in her collection The Wind’s Twelve Quarters. It’s not long but it has a powerful empathic message at the heart of it.
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.
Two Girls, Fat and Thin is the story of fat Dorothy and thin Justine.
‘When I think of autumn, I think of someone with hands who did not want me to die.’ Tenderness is in short supply in nine-year-old Claudia’s life, but as she lies ill in bed with her mother taking care of her, she is in no doubt that she is loved.
In which an elderly woman, a music teacher, invites her unwilling students to give a musical recital at her home.
Kieslowski's film opens with a scene of brutal inhumanity.
What exactly does it mean to be human? Andrew Martin, a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, is not himself. This becomes clear when he’s found walking naked through the manicured grounds of his own college, apparently having suffered amnesia or nervous breakdown brought on by overwork.
The Act of Killing is a documentary based on the murder of many thousands of ethnic Chinese, and others deemed to be communists, in Indonesia in 1965-66. The murderers are still alive, have never been tried, and remain significant figures in their communities.
Mr Plumbean lives on a neat street where all the houses are the same. One day a seagull drops a can of orange paint on his roof.
An initially whimsical look into the lives of two Parisian Jewish girls born on the same day, from the awkwardness of childhood to the dullness and desperation of adolescence, Mina Tannenbaum has some serious points to make about women’s lives and the rifts that open up as we enter adulthood.