You are probably a bit of a blamer - most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty sequel to our most watched RSA Short, inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behaviour.
Voice: Dr Brené Brown
Animation: Katy Davis AKA Gobblynne gobblynne.com
The RSA public events programme has launched RSA Shorts (thersa.org/events/rsashorts). This new series provides a snapshot of a big idea, blending voices from the RSA public events programme and the creative talents of illustrators and animators from around the world. It responds to the ever-increasing need for new ideas and inspiration in our busy lives and acts as a shot of 'mental espresso' to awaken the curiosity in all of us.
Nov 2015 MY HERO International Film Festival (Santa Monica, CA, US) WIN: 1st Place in the Informational Animation category
Oct 2015 EWAAC (London, UK/Kyoto, Japan) SHORTLISTED in online competition.
Jul 2015 Turbine Festival at the Tate Modern (London, UK) Official selection.
Jul 2015 Vimeo Staff Pick vimeo.com/81492863
Nov 2014 Bradford Animation Film Festival (Bradford, UK) Official selection The Short Shorts category.
Nov 2014 Klik (Amsterdam) Official selection.
Oct 2014 Association Of Illustrators Awards 2014 (London, UK) SHORTLISTED screened in Somerset House.
Oct 2014 London International Animation Festival (London, UK) Official selection.
Oct 2014 Anim’est (Bucharest, Romania) Official selection.
Sept 2014 Born Shorts (Bornholm, Denmark) Official selection.
Aug 2014 CineFringe (Edingburgh, Scotland) Official selection.
Jun 2014 She Says (London, UK) WIN: Industry award.
Jun 2014 Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (Toronto, Canada) Official selection.
Jun 2014 Long Day Short Film Festival (California, US) Official selection.
Apr 2014 Webby Awards WIN: Official honoree in animation category.
Mar 2014 Set the Scene (Bristol, UK) Official selection.
Jan 2014 London Short Film Festival (London, UK) Official selection.
Can compassion be learned? The answer is yes! Sometimes, all it takes is truly paying attention to the people around us. Visit happify.com for guided meditations and fun activities to help you build compassion for yourself and others.
Animation by Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne) gobblynne.com.
Narrated by Sharon Salzberg.