Memory is the story we tell of how we became who we are. We pass our memories down to our children and it shapes who they are and who the become. It is our history. We can't get through the day without it yet we are completely unaware of it. It makes its way into our dreams and imaginations and helps us hope and plan for our futures. It is always there, the backdrop supporting everything we do. We don't realize that everything we do depends on it until we lose it or something goes wrong and we become trapped inside of it. But as powerful as it is, memory is dynamic- it can change. And when we change our memories, we change who we are and who we can become. See Memory is a 15-minute film created out of 30,000 painting stills that explores how our memories define who we are, how we remember, and the inextricable link between memory and imagination. The title was inspired by Oliver Sacks’ essay "Speak, Memory" and narration is based on interviews with neuroscientists and psychiatrists, including Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel.
In Spring 2023, a downloadable study guide with interview transcripts, behind the scenes material, and discussion guides for core topics of Neuroscience, Psychology, Social Work, History, Art and Filmmaking, will be available with educational licensing. Screenings and the guide are designed to spark deep conversations about memory, PTSD. mental health and the relationship between art and science For information on how to host a panel and screening email firstname.lastname@example.org