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Interested in learning more about Leon Logothetis? This guide contains links to Leon Logothetis films and books that are available through the library. *Note, The Kindness Diaries documentary is available to view on the Netflix platform.
Dissecting the phenomenon of altruism-as well as its mirror image, the instinct of self-preservation-is perhaps best accomplished with real-world case studies. This program does so as it documents the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami. Following four independent relief workers in the hardest-hit areas of Sri Lanka, the film captures scene after scene in which the most idealistic and pragmatic of aims are vividly juxtaposed. Meanwhile, experts in evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology, and behavioral science-including Dr. Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene-illuminate the genetic, psychological, and socioeconomic concepts behind human cooperation and human survival.
Adventures in Mental Health, a 25-minute animated short, features four whimsical and thoughtful episodes from the life of a long-time mental health counselor. Although told with sensitivity and empathy, the animation style and the narrative tone remind the viewer that the most serious of subjects can best be told with a healthy dose of humor.