In search of memory : the neuroscientist Eric Kandel, winner of the Nobel Prize / FilmForm Köln presents ; a film by Petra Seeger ; written & directed by Petra Seeger ; producer, Petra Seeger ; in collaboration with ARTE, ORF ; in co-production with WDR ; production by FilmForm Köln.
Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films., 2009.
Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD-R, NTSC; Dolby digital 2.0.
Director of photography, Robert Winkler, Mario Masini ; editor, Oliver Neumann.
Originally produced in 2008.
Presents the life and work of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel. A compelling blend of autobiography and history that recounts some scientific developments in our understanding of the brain's role in recording and preserving memory. In addition to archival footage and dramatic re-creations of Kandel's childhood experiences in Nazi-occupied Vienna and his formative years as an emigrant in New York, the film features discussions with Kandel, friends and family, as well as his public lectures in Vienna and New York, which explore both his professional and personal life, especially his emotional ties to Judaism.