Listening Is an Act of Love

The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps, Listening Is an Act of Love, presents six stories from 10 years of StoryCorps, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives. Framing these intimate conversations is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his nine-year-old nephew, Benji.

Listening Is an Act of Love premiered November 28, 2013 on the PBS documentary series, POV. Watch the special for free on our YouTube channel. Now also available for download on iTunes—or purchase the DVD!

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Credits

Directed by
The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction
Bill Wray

Producers
Lizzie Jacobs & Mike Rauch

Animation
Tim Rauch
Audio Produced by
Michael Garofalo, Nadia Reiman, & Katie Simon

Original Music
Nick Yulman


More Animated Shorts from StoryCorps

Bryan Wilmoth talks with his brother Mike about reuniting with his siblings years after their dad kicked Bryan out for being gay.
Jackie Miller and her son, Scott, share a conversation that leads to unexpected revelations.
Eddie Lanier thanks his friend David Wright for help along his way back from alcoholism and homelessness.
Gweneviere Mann talks with her boyfriend, Yasir Salem, about navigating through life after losing her short-term memory.
Carl McNair tells the story of his brother Ronald, an African American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars.
Nicholas Petron remembers how everything changed when the city made new plans for his family home.
Ramòn "Chunky" Sanchez tells the story of how the new kid at school became a hero when his name stumped their teachers.
Retired firefighter John Vigiano Sr. lost both his sons on September 11, 2001—John Jr., also a firefighter, and Joe, a police detective.
12–year–old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger's syndrome, asks his mom about animals, enemies, and what it's like to be a parent.
Cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson remember their neighbor and Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine.
In the iconic StoryCorps love story, Danny and Annie Perasa remember their 27-year romance and brave the finality of loss.
Sam Black tells his wife about his father, an enduring lesson, and the power of a look.
Blanca Alvarez tells her daughter Connie about their tough times as new immigrants.
Studs Terkel talks about who we're listening to.
Feisty grandma Kay Wang had stories to tell—from fending off boyfriends while growing up in China to adventures as a store detective.
Monique Ferrer remembers her last conversation with her ex-husband, Michael Trinidad, who was killed in the September 11th attacks.
Brooklynite Richie Pecorella remembers the love of his life, his fiancée Karen Juday, who was killed in the September 11th attacks.
Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart, unaware of each other's existence, until a stroke of luck brought them together.
Joseph Robertson remembers shooting a German soldier in the Battle of the Bulge.

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