Concordia University

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Joseph Culpepper, PhD

Postdoc, English

Biography   



Seeds of Hope - an arts based approach to suicide and resiliency

Exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - March 8 - April 2, 2017 

Under the direction of Yehudit Silverman, in collaboration with theEducation and Community Programs Department of the Montreal Museum of FineArts, this exhibition presents the work of many individuals who have been directly affected by suicide.  Using the mask, a form that suggests the stigma that frequently surrounds the issue of suicide, the participants courageously communicated their feelings around issues of suicide through the use of diverse mediums, structures, and creative processes.  

Media coverage 

http://www.concordia.ca/news/stories/cunews/main/stories/2017/03/01/hope-in-face-of-suicide-yehudit-silverman-exhibition-mmfa.html


http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/27397b2e-068d-4f9d-a2a4-3d4ad4f8eec9%7C_0.html


http://globalnews.ca/video/3329418/seeds-of-hope-concordia-professor-addresses-suicide-in-art-exhibition


Award winning documentary filmmaker - SSHRC and FQRSC funded

The Hidden Face of Suicide  ©  2010

Produced, written, and directed by Yehudit Silverman (58 minutes)

Original music composed by Yehudit Silverman

English with French subtitles
Dubbed in Polish

“An outstanding example of how the arts have the power to transform, illuminate, and make connections otherwise not possible”Patricia Leavy, Author, Method Meets Art:Arts-Based Research Practice


Screened at 
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,
Cinema du parc
Curzon Cinema, London, UK
Montreal World Film Festival
over 30 Film Festivals, Conferences, Universities worldwide 

PBS Interview www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFAOnut9B-I


Website - www.yehuditsilverman.com 


rent or purchase online: https://www.reelhouse.org/yehuditsilverman/the-hidden-face-of-suicide





Award winning documentary filmmaker

The Hidden Face of Suicide  ©  2010

Produced, written, and directed by Yehudit Silverman (58 minutes)

Original music composed by Yehudit Silverman

English with French subtitles
Dubbed in Polish


The Story Within - myth and fairy tale in therapy ©  2004

 Produced and Directed by Yehudit Silverman (53 minutes)

 English with French subtitles translated into Turkish

Awarded a Raschkowan Grant for “Interfaith Arts Dialogue- documentary film project for peace.”

Bringing together young adults from Jewish, Christian, Muslim communities to work together through the arts. 

Awarded a Curriculum Innovation Fund Grant, for “Introduction to Creative Arts Therapies blended learning course”


Developed an online/classroom learning undergraduate course in Introduction to Creative Arts Therapies  course  

Research award

2009 - National Association for Drama Therapy (NADT)

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