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A. Dean Bell Associate Professor Screenwriting

Co-Producer of documentary currently at New Haven Doc Fest

A. Dean Bell, Associate Professor of Practice and co-chair of Playwriting and Screeenwriting at Purchase is the co-producer of a new documentary “Vamik’s Room,” an offical selection of the New Haven Documentary Festival.  The film profiles Voltan Vamik, a 5-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee for his work with nations in conflict.  He has brought the principles of psychotherapy to mediate conflicts in Serbia, Palestine and other countries.  The film is especially meaningful today as Vamik explores the tactics authoritarian leaders use to divide and polarize populations.  Bell has consulted wit Director Molly Castello over many years in making the film which has also garnered the Sidney Halpern Award in Psychohistory and the Gradiva Award, which recognizes artistic excellence in psychology and psychotherapy..

The film can be streamed from the New Haven Documentary Festival.