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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.
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.
A family's struggle with their child's disease. Based on the true story of Augusto and Michaela Odone (played by Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon), two parents in a relentless search for a cure for their son's disease.
It's a film about true story of a tenacious social worker, who uncovers a government backed mass deportation of children from UK to Australia. Her empathy with the adults telling her their stories of abuse and terror, causes her personal grief, and me too.
The Children of Heaven follows the relationship between an impoverished brother and sister, Ali and Zahra, who are thrust into a difficult circumstance. They choose to solve their problem themselves, without telling their parents, in their own unique way.
Empathy and leadership often come from those who, hypothetically are not in power. This is a graceful movie about Queen Victoria’s horseman and how he helps the Queen to recover from depression after the death of Prince Albert.
This is not really a film at all, or a book. It’s a video game. Video games are a form of escapism and fantasy. This is no exception. It is set in an unspecified future during an inter-galactic war. There are all the clichéd humanoid alien characters typical of the genre.
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.