"Sometimes it seems as if there are still people immune to the notion of empathy, of compassion," Spielberg said at a news conference Wednesday in Pasadena. "People who see disturbing images on media and on television, people who watch, let's say, a clip of random violence or discrimination or bullying on YouTube and stand silent.
So many in the world refuse to bear witness and do something about it. And I'm finding that in many cases technology is becoming more of a vehicle of voyeurism than a vehicle for change."
Steven Spielberg launches project to teach empathy
"The compassion shown by Oskar Schindler during World War II, which inspired director Steven Spielberg to make "Schindler's List," is the inspiration for a project aimed at the next generation.
Spielberg spent Wednesday morning at the Chandler School in Pasadena, where he launched the USC Shoah Foundation's IWitness Video Challenge.
the best way to teach empathy is with examples of it, so that maybe someday, kindness will be a natural reflex and not just a random act."
"Sometimes it seems as if there are still people immune to the notion of empathy, of compassion.."