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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
This film offers the perspective of two challenges in life, that of someone with a disability and racial discrimiation. Rizwan Khan, played by Shah Rukh Khan, has to overcome the challenges of Asperger's Syndrome in the first half of the film. Despite this challenge, he manages to find love and
This a french film from 2009 directed by Philippe Lioret about an illegal immigrant (17 year old Bilal) that seeks refuge with french swimming coach who is in the midst of a divorce.
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.
Encounter Point takes a look at the growing grassroots peace movement among Israelis and Palestinians.
In this book journalist and historian Adam Hochschild delves into what he refers to as the world’s first great human rights movement – the movement to abolish slavery and the slave trade in Britain in the late eighteenth century.
Western Australia, 1931.
There’s something about this book that breaks down the wall of fiction and leaves the reader feeling viscerally overwhelmed by what they‘ve just read.
Elizabeth Taube is a chubby, unpretty teenager who falls in love with everyone- her piano teacher, the old man who takes her into the back of his store and dresses her in furs, and her smart, charismatic, beaten-down teacher, Max Stone.
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.