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).
- Director: Jacob Cartwright, Nick Jordan
- Writer: Catharine Abell, Joel Smith
- Cast & Crew: Arthur Cartwright, Cassandra Hamblett, Cat Furniss, Didzis Starastins, Ilaria Passeri, Isaac Jordan, Jenny Longworth, Jonny Pratt, Joseph Stacey, Kevin Harper, Lisa-Marie Hoctor, Marcel Romeijn, Maria Gabriella, Miroslav Andjelkovic, Monica Sagar, Natalia Giro, Niina Johanna Lehtonen Braun, Otis Jordan, Pete Flame Garvey, Peter Cartwright, Phoebe Cartwright, Rachel Austin, Richard Addlesee