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WALK IN THEIR SHOES

What to know: This is sort of a video poem about empathy.
WALK IN THEIR SHOES is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-14
2 minutes
VIDEO
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Walk In Their Shoes talks about and defines empathy, reminding us why it is important to understand and have empathy.

The best way to describe this short student film is that it is sort of a video poem about empathy.

For most of the film, we watch a young girl drawing with chalk on the ground, spelling out something that we only see at the very end. We do see images as they are being constructed of a peace symbol, and green blades of grass. The filmmaker, Aurelia Sunshine Martoglio, uses a variety of camera angles, from close-ups showing the graininess of the chalk on the pavement to long shots showing the location of the scene. The film is narrated by the off-camera voice of Jasmine Blossom Martoglio as she describes what empathy is, in a young person's mind. The narration is a bit hurried, but you can understand most of what is said. The background sounds from a single guitar suite the film quite well. At the end, we see the entire drawing, but it's a bit difficult to make out exactly what the words say.

The message is a reminder to always have empathy for others because you never know what they are going through.

I give Walk in their Shoes 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 14, plus adults. By Avalon N. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

Walk In Their Shoes talks about and defines empathy, reminding us why it is important to understand and have empathy.

The best way to describe this short student film is that it is sort of a video poem about empathy.

For most of the film, we watch a young girl drawing with chalk on the ground, spelling out something that we only see at the very end. We do see images as they are being constructed of a peace symbol, and green blades of grass. The filmmaker, Aurelia Sunshine Martoglio, uses a variety of camera angles, from close-ups showing the graininess of the chalk on the pavement to long shots showing the location of the scene. The film is narrated by the off-camera voice of Jasmine Blossom Martoglio as she describes what empathy is, in a young person's mind. The narration is a bit hurried, but you can understand most of what is said. The background sounds from a single guitar suite the film quite well. At the end, we see the entire drawing, but it's a bit difficult to make out exactly what the words say.

The message is a reminder to always have empathy for others because you never know what they are going through.

I give Walk in their Shoes 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 14, plus adults. By Avalon N. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

This is a film about the importance of showing empathy for others.
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