Erin Sax Seymour
(Writer) is an award winning writer/director/producer who has spent the better part of her adult life documenting the far reaches of society, both emotionally and culturally. From the Middle East, to Europe to the United States, subjects in her films range from an examination of American attitudes towards death and dying (by looking at American rituals of embalming, dressing and casketing the dead)…to the inner workings of the Texas Prison System. She is the recipient of numerous grants including most recently the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Texas National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, an Israeli Cultural Arts Grant and the Belgium Production Foundation. Her films have been screened at film festivals around the world, as well as broadcast both in Europe and the Middle East. She has lectured on her work both as a panelist for conferences, as well as a visiting artist for institutions such as The Chicago Art Institute and the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2000 her film Jerusalem Syndrome received the Grand Prize at the World Religion Festival in Italy and has been the subject of numerous articles, school courses and most recently and a play. See Jerusalem Syndrome and meet Erin Sax Seymour on Saturday, May 5th at 5:00 p.m.