In the last minutes of this video master storyteller Ben Haggarty tells us convincingly the essentials of storytelling and what stories do, their blessings, dangers and pitfalls.
A Jewish woman and her German friend:
One of the many Racebridges videos, stories about minorities, role models, urban community, war victims, and cross cultural encounters. All of them stories that provide insight and in inspiration.
Brian Boyd (Why we tell stories):
Professor Brian Boyd – author of ’On the Origin of Stories’ – tells us why we are ’the storytelling species’, about the evolutionary benefits storytelling (and story listening) and above that in particular fiction, offer.
Dead Poet’s Society (Conformity):
When it comes to group behavior and conformity towards or within a group, this fragment shows how easily we conform (even with the slightest pressure). It also indicates that we have more than one identity, and it promotes to consider critical thinking.
The power of teamwork:
These funny animations show how a group of individuals can become a team when a quick solution becomes vitally important.
Brené Brown (Empathy):
In this animated fragment from a famous TED talk, professor Brené Brown (author of ’Daring Greatly’) explains nicely the difference between sympathy (and closed questions) and empathy (open questions and taking perspective).
Brené Brown (Vulnerability):
In this animated fragment from a famous TED talk, professor Brené Brown (author of ’Daring Greatly’) explains that vulnerability is a strength and not (as so may think) a weakness. Moreover, she tackles the dominant discourse of ’shame’.
All that we share (Danish TV):
In this viral video we learn that we often quickly categorize and judge others based on a few things we think we know. It’s only when we look a bit further (and exchange stories) we find that there is more that connects us than separates us.