See Memory Credits

Directed and Painted by Viviane Silvera

Produced by Viviane Silvera, Jonathan Cornick and Jennifer Gyr

Edited by Thomas Rivera Montes and Matthew Connelly


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Dr. Paul Browde, M.D. is a psychiatrist, with expertise in narrative therapy, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and psychopharmacology. He founded, along with Murray Nossel, the company Narativ Inc., which aims at transforming individuals, teams, and organizations through the simple, timeless, and universal art of storytelling.

Cheryl Dolinger Brown, LCSW is a certified as a Psychoanalyst, Imago Relationship Therapist (Advanced Clinician and Consultant), a PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) level 2 therapist and a Somatic Experience Practioner.

Dr. Robert Elvove, M.D. is assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at the Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons where he supervises medical students, residents, and fellows and is medical director at The Valley Hospital general psychiatric unit in Ridgewood, New Jersey

Dr. Gerald Epstein, M.D. is a pioneer in the use of mental imagery for healing physical and emotional illness and the author of the bestselling book Healing Visualizations. He is the Director of the American Institute for Mental Imagery (AIMI) and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Eric R. Kandel, M.D. is University Professor and Fred Kavli Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University; and Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science and Co-Director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. He has been recognized with the Albert Lasker Award, the Heineken Award of the Netherlands, the Gairdner Award of Canada, the Harvey Prize and the Wolf Prize of Israel, the National Medal of Science USA, and the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2000

Dr. Silvana Riggio, M. D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. One of only few Mount Sinai physicians to have achieved both “Master Clinician” and “Master Educator’ status, Dr. Riggio is the Medical Director for the NFL Neurological Care Program at Mount Sinai and serves as an independent Neuro Trauma Consultant for the NFL.

Dr. Daniela Schiller, PhD. is Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Lab Director of the Schiller Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience at Mount Sinai. Her line of research focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying emotional control. Dr. Schiller has been profiled in The New Yorker ( ),Studio 360 ( ) and The Moth.

Music by Paul Brill Paul Brill has received 3 Emmy Award nominations for his scores for the films, “Full Battle Rattle” (National Geographic), “The Devil Came on Horseback” (Break Thru Films), and “The Trials of Darryl Hunt” (HBO). Paul won the first-ever Best Music Award from the International Documentary Association for his score for the film, “Better this World.” He collaborated with Rock legends U2 on the HBO film, “Burma Soldier,” composing a new string arrangement for an acoustic version of their classic song, “Walk On.” He recently completed work on the Emmy Award-winning, 6 hour PBS documentary, “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” with noted historian Henry Louis Gates and additional musical contributions from Wynton Marsalis.

James Guastaferro (sound design), is a singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, producer, home-recording engineer, sound designer and arranger. He was a founding member of the NYC indie electronic band Tones From The Underground with which he released four albums.  He has scored or had his music used in films such as a “The Last Ghost of War” and “Behati Supreme” and his songs are used by choreographers in performances at Alvin Alley, Bryant Park, Jacob’s Pillow, Flushing Town Hall and the NYC based dance company Barkin/Sellisen Project.

Production Manager, Assistant Camera: Remy Peltzer