Biographies


Seymour Levin is a documentary filmmaker from the Philadelphia area. He has worked on several notable projects including Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and A World of Discovery for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As the son of Holocaust survivors and a certified Gestalt counselor, he is particularly drawn to projects that promote social justice and healing. His award winning feature length documentary, Hard Coal: Last of the Bootleg Miners, reveals the crushing political and economic injustices faced by independent coal mine owners. He also produced http://www.electricode.com/seminars.htm#South Dakota Seminars
The HeArt of Empathy: Using the Visual Arts in Medical Education for Drexel University College of Medicine.

Florence Gelo is the executive producer and director of The HeArt of Empathy: Using the Visual Arts in Medical Education a documentary that illustrates the use of art to evoke emotional response and cultivate empathy.  She is a pastoral psychotherapist and educator, former hospital and hospice chaplain, who is a passionate advocate for those facing discrimination and oppression.  Dr. Gelo believes that the real stories of people’s lives are our best teachers, so she is an avid reader, writer and storyteller.