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Kindness of Strangers


This cutting-edge science film offers a powerful and fascinating examination of one of the most prominent mysteries of human nature: the existence of altruism. Is it possible that we can act in a way completely devoid of self- interest?

The film searches for answers in the aftermath of the greatest natural disaster of our time – the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. The event unleased an unprecedented outpouring of kindness and compassion. With extraordinary footage shot in the immediate aftermath, Kindness of Strangers follows the emotional and dramatic stories of those who rushed to the scene to help, Interweaving their stories with expert scientists and philosophers (including Richard Dawkins) we explore the paradox of altruism.

Year2006
Broadcaster ABC
Distributor Beyond
Production Stills