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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
Encounter Point takes a look at the growing grassroots peace movement among Israelis and Palestinians.
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.
"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.
You may never have heard of Café Gratitude in San Francisco.
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.
This is a really interesting film by the director of Hollywood blockbusters like Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, and Bruce Almighty, after he had a life-transforming accident.
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.
Documentary about the revolution in Egypt.
A detailed documentary series about the American Civil Rights Movement, using nothing more than archival film footage, on-camera interviews, period music, and a narrator's voiceover.