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People instinctively reciprocate anger with anger and kindness with kindness, but what happens when someone breaks this ‘complementary behaviour’ chain? Using the story of a home robbery that was disarmed by an offer of wine as a starting point, this cleverly conceived video investigates the surprising power of non-complementary behaviour to diffuse small-scale conflicts and even completely restructure societies. The audio in this video is excerpted from a full-length episode of NPR’s Invisibilia podcast.
Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Claire O’Neill, Liana Simonds
Puppetry: Manual Cinema
Film and visual culture
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Gender and identity
The joys and complications of raising a baby without gender in a binary world
Human rights and justice
The staggering cruelty of Ireland’s Church-run ‘mother and baby homes’
Why a journeyman boxer finds contentment in the art of losing
Mood and emotion
‘Let me dream you into my reality’: memories illuminate an unthinkable isolation
Wesley wants to solve the rooftop mystery – but does he have what it takes?
Love and friendship
Skiing blind is a challenge – but it helps to have a loved one to guide you
A massive art installation attempts to put the COVID-19 deaths in perspective
Nick ponders the life of the mysterious girl whose used CDs shaped his teenage years