Empathy Museum

Are we lacking empathy in modern society? Have we become so distant from one another that we no longer connect with or “feel” for others?

The charity Empathy Museum is an international travelling project which gives visitors the chance to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes (literally) and see the world through a different set of eyes. Enter a giant shoebox for a transformative experience or visit the library where emotive descriptions invite you to try books you may once have passed on. You can also visit the Human Library which is just like any other library except that the books are people with stories to share.

This quietly powerful film looks at the need for empathy in our society through the eyes of the museum’s participants and the experiences of two Human Library books.