What makes me, me?

An exploration of the concept of identity using the story of the Ship of Theseus, made famous by British philosopher Thomas Hobbes.

Using the example of a ship changing over time and becoming physically different, it encourages children to consider the meaning of identity, stimulating a discussion on memory, experience and the soul. This film uses a combination of an animated parable with live action discussions with children and is adapted from Peter Worley’s 'The If Machine'.

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