What is Friendship?
A Video by Marcus Zhu
What is Forgiveness? What is the Gift of Friendship?
The second video -- The Gift -- tells the story of a friendship between two Chinese girls whose friendship was challenged by a quarantine. It raises the question of the relationship between friendships and personal ambition, and it illustrates the JJB theme of creative transformation: in this case, a transformation from a broken friendship to a renewed friendship. Ultimately the question becomes: What is the glue that holds a friendship together? We at JJB feel that this glue has a lot to do with empathy and perspective taking: feeling the feelings of other and imagining the world from their point of view. It also has a lot to do with forgiveness: forgiving others and forgiving ourselves when we fail others.
Our hope is that you might enjoy these videos and that you might share with with others and talk about them. Develop your own ideas in response to them. There is no "right" interpretation of them. Let your own imagination carry you. That's the JJB way.