StoryCorps: Listening is an Act of Love
The first-ever animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening.
Listening Is an Act of Love features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project. Each story reflects StoryCorps founder Dave Isay's fundamental belief: "We can learn so much about the people all around us — even about the people we already know — just by taking the time to have a conversation." Framing these intimate conversations from across the country is an interview between Isay and his 9-year-old nephew, Benji. As always, the selections provoke both tears and laughter — and highlight the simple joy found in sitting together and asking life's important questions.
A new book, Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps, commemorates StoryCorps' decade of recording stories across the country.
About StoryCorps Animations
Since 2003, Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps has been recording and preserving the voices of everyday people, one conversation at a time. Animated and directed by The Rauch Brothers, the shorts use StoryCorps' original recordings, capturing the intimate and emotionally resonant conversations that have become renowned as NPR's quintessential "driveway moments."
Run time: 60 min.
This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.POV films have won every major film and broadcasting award including 23 Emmys, 13 George Foster Peabody Awards, 10 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards and the Prix-Italia.