SYNOPSISSEE MEMORY’s protagonist is a young woman walking through Central Park on a winter’s day. She is alone and disconnected, lost within the world of her suffering, unable to decipher reality from dream. She enters therapy and gradually connects with her therapist, who bears witness to her story. She leaves therapy and reenters Central Park, transformed by the experience of having shared her story. Walking through the same landscape, everything looks and feels completely different.
WHY WATCH? Memory is the building block of our lives linking one action to the next. The links provide continuity and become the story we tell of how we became who we are. Disruptions in memory, such as PTSD, trauma and mental disorders, can prevent us from building our lives with continuity and coherence. The past interrupts the present as if it is still happening.
SEE MEMORY intends to give voice to the experience of deciphering disrupted, fragmented, relentless or missing memories through a unifying lens of Art and Science. Drawing on interviews with top neuroscientists and psychiatrists, SEE MEMORY uses stop action photography of the director, Viviane Silvera’s hand painted work to explore memory in a way that is both scientifically rigorous and visually striking. The film's interdisciplinary approach offers fresh insights on the crucial human experience of memory and ultimately empowers us to become creators of our futures rather than being bound by our pasts.
SEE MEMORY had the privilege of premiering at the Imagine Science Film Festival and since its release has screened at institutions such as The Helix Center, The Friedman Brain Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Contributors to the film include renowned researchers such as Nobel Laureate, Eric Kandel, and Director of the Schiller Lab at Mount Sinai, Daniela Schiller.
- Downloadable comprehensive 110 - page DISCUSSION GUIDE
- Downloadable MEMORY CALENDAR
- Downloadable MEDIA KIT
- 17 CHAPTERS from the film focusing on subtopics related to memory and healing from trauma.
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