The State Of Empathy

April 16, 2016

Welcome to The State Of Empathy

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State oF Empathy

a work in progress experiential experimental documentary

The State Of Empathy

Care is about Caring
“We are Not taught about how to develop the powers of empathy” Howard Bloom

“A Society that trades off Empathy for Apathy and Fear get’s what we are most afraid of” – geo geller
In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, be someone who cares more. Author Unknown
“Ripple effect of Empathy is going to change the world!” Oliver

“First you have to have empathy for yourself” James Kusel – Bi-Polar Bear

“Compassion & Empathy for people who have had a mental break and for others who have suffered”
Issa Ibrahim -Survivor of 20 years in mental hospital

geo geller
geo (at)

““The State Of Empathy” “A Society that trades off Empathy for Apathy and Fear get what we are most afraid of” – The State of Empathy is a work-in-progress documentary, that is a question, a reflection, a commentary and most of all an indictment on who we are as individuals, as a society, past, present and sadly the lack of empathy might be our future too! – “Our goal is to take back the future, to plant thought-provoking seeds that nurture a culture of empathy, to transform our dysfunctional society & our education, criminal injustice, government, business, mental health institutions that are built on fear and punishment into Empathy Centers… – ie Police Squads into Empathy Squads- Food for thought – more at about

Howard Bloom

“We are Not taught about how to develop the powers of empathy” Howard Bloom

excerpted from 300 hours

Pondering the Imponderable with Howard (Omknowledgist) Bloom

Empathy & Beyond

Filmed 2014

Prequel to Return to Eden by geo geller & Issa Ibrahim
Issa Ibrahim’s – A survivor of 20 years in mental hospital observations/insights on the world, on empathy and beyond – teaser/trailer for full Return To Eden a conversation/documentary around a painting of the same name

The State Of Empathy

“We have traded Empathy for Apathy”
David – from Madness And God documentary

a documentary by geo geller

Conversations on The State Of Empathy & Beyond
geo geller
geo (at)

Excerpted from Conversation on Empathy with Shalhavit
who talks about Biblical, Cities of Refuge, Empathy Centers

excerpted from
Beast Behind Beauty


Ripple effect of Empathy is going to change the world

at Junxion @ Paper Factory july 28 2015

Leslee Udwin

Teaching Empathy & What We Are Missing

filmed at United Nations during (NovusSummit)

Isabel Behncke

Empathy, Belonging between Humans & Primates (Bonobos)

FYI: “…The Bonobo is the closest extant relative to humans” (wikipedia)

filmed at United Nations during (NovusSummit)

Marcus Shingles

what Empathy and Virtual Reality have in common
and using virtual Reality to teach empathy

filmed at United Nations during (NovusSummit)

Rave Mehta

Empathy & Compassion

filmed at United Nations during (NovusSummit)

( Kunal Sood & Esther Wojcicki (

State of Empathy, Education & Beyond
@ DLDnyc 2016

Cole Orloff

Empathy and Entangled Relationships Between Objects
filmed at ITP-NYU spring 2016

Andy Dixon/Polk

on Trust in prison from Felonism and ExCon With Convictions docs

Howard Bloom

Nectar Of Pain

On Loss of Identity
a Journey Through Prison of CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hell and Back

excerpted from

Pondering The Imponderable with Howard Bloom

Venida Browder
Mother of Kalief Browder
in conversation with Glenn E. Martin

at The State of Incarceration conference 2016

Portrait of

Shelton McElroy

on Returning to Freedom

Shelton McElroy

on the State of Empathy at State of Incarceration

Ronald Simpson-Bey and Kara Lee Nelsen

on the State of Empathy at State of Incarceration 4 15 2016


fighting the fight

Poetic JustUS – Poetice Justice

imagine justice

a film by geo geller
that asks the question
“What Does Justice Looks Like?” & “Is Justice Possible?”

work in progress
a social sculpture film, a collage of We The People
by geo geller – geo (at)

Other Side Of War You

war seen through the eyes of children/young people documentary

David Granirer

Humor Me

Empathy, Humorizing and Humanizing Effect of Humor

excerpted from work in progress doc

Socialization & Psycho-Phobia
Rethinking How We Think About Mental Challenges

filmed at Community Access Mental Health Film Festival post screening
“Cracking Up” by Stand Up For Mental Health 9/26/2015

David Humoring Me

Senka – Looking for Me (2006)

Daria – No Thank You! (2006)

Anjana – Child Soldiers in Nepal (2006)

Conversation with

Jacob Holdt

Life, Rape, Empathy, KKK and beyond
The State of Empathy

geo geller

Showcase: Blacks and Whites
By James Estrin May. 20, 2009

Identity with Elena Camerin
short song intro and conversation with Elena Camerin about being a woman

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