The Emotions of Others 2015

The Emotions of Others explores our understanding of the knowledge of emotions and their signature facial expressions. The documentary essay features a diverse range of filmed participants, combined with a conversation between a “voice of doubt” and a “voice of certainty”; a debate that questions whether emotional expression, either in the flesh or via representational media, is a reliable route to the knowledge of others’ minds.
The film includes examples of facial expressions in film, painting and sculpture, alongside extracts from Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872).

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