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Popcorn Culture - Supercut: Finding Empathy and Awareness in Entertainment

Dr. Karim Bettache, Senior Lecturer in Psychology

04-Jun-20 19:30

Popcorn Culture - Supercut: Finding Empathy and Awareness in Entertainment

We've seen this play out time and again on social media: a post tagged with Black Lives Matter, prompts the response: All Lives Matter. In cinemas and on television, we're told that only a certain type of narrative sells, with actors who look a certain way. Yet, as Roger Ebert says, movies are an engine for empathy. So today we wanted to explore the role that movies (and entertainment) in general play in generating empathy and awareness for people of different backgrounds and races, centering it on how it might also shape how we understand the African American struggle.

Produced by: Arvindh Yuvaraj, Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan

Presented by: Arvindh Yuvaraj, Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan


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