Stanford University Q&A With The Filmmakers

Kindness Is Contagious is a great way to open up a dialogue about kindness in your community. After our screening there was a terrific dialogue and guests posed many very interesting questions. “Why make a film about kindness when there are so many problems in the world that need immediate attention?” “What effect do surveillance cameras have on our behavior? Does it make us behave better or worse?” And my personal favorite: “When I was young, children were much nicer and more respectful to their elders than they are today, how come?” (I remember my dad saying the exact same thing when I was little).

On hand to answer these questions and many more were James Fowler, Co-Author of the book Connected: The power of social networks and how they shape our lives, Sara Glaser, Producer of Kindness Is Contagious, Brandon Schott, Composer of the Soundtrack and of course myself.