Movies and Documentaries can broaden our understanding of the human condition…while being cozy and eating popcorn!  When we learn what it might feel like to be someone else we are expanding our capacity for empathy.  Here are some of the pictures that have helped me do this. I hope you enjoy them! ps.  some of these films are co-favourites of yoga teacher extraordinaire Mary Richards, we love to talk movies!  If you have any recommendations or like one of these films I’d love to hear about it!


Earth – Deepa Metha

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Dead Poet’s Society

Hidden Figures

Iron Jawed Angels

Queen of Katwe

Win Win

Walk the Line




Taking Root

The Singing Revolution

Student Athlete

We were Children

Eyes on the Prize

Queer Eye