Author: Michael Galinsky

Before I made films, I made photographs, and those photographs were related to documentation. My first shoot was at a Klan rally and my first project was documenting people in malls. At around the same time, I also started to shoot bands and that gave me the first real outlet for my work. Sharing those images with fanzines and with...

All the Rage - Trailer from rumur on Vimeo. Our film about Dr. Sarno is called “All The Rage” because, according the doctor, the repression of rage is a primary driver of many pain issues. From Dr. Sarno’s perspective, the pain acts as a distraction or defense against feeling or experiencing “unacceptable emotions.” Many people reject the idea that our...

This morning I woke up early because I needed to help my daughter study for a test that she was feeling extreme anxiety about. The anxiety was so intense that we didn't talk about the test at all, but instead I tried to help her process, and let go of, the anxiety. We made a little bit of progress and...

Working In Protest from rumur on Vimeo. Last year we released a film called "Working In Protest" which was built from 30 years of work documenting various protests. The film was not a survey of protest in America, but instead a somewhat personal film constructed from work we had shot for various projects- and partly from pieces we made once we...

One of the first questions I am asked at most screenings of All the Rage is, "How's your back?" or "Are you better?" My answer is that I'm doing great, but I'm also human. Things crop up, and the more work I do, the more equipped I am to deal with the issues that arise. I have hit the...

This weekend I started to think about the Wizard- the one behind the curtain in "The Wizard of Oz". I began to make the connection between the story of the film and the story of how our emotions shape our relationship to the world, including our sense of our own health. I found a few clips from the film on-line...

I'm on day 13 of an Oprah and Deepak 21 day meditation program. It's actually day 17, but I have been traveling, making it difficult to find the time to meditate, so I've missed the last few days. These 21-day programs are designed to guide the participant to go deeper into esoteric concepts through a carefully structured program, and the...

[caption id="attachment_23495" align="aligncenter" width="640"] An illustration from the Vox article using my photo of Dr Sarno[/caption] About a year ago Vox ran an article on all of the science about Back Pain treatments, and it failed to mention Dr Sarno. This was a particularly egregious omission because the article was largely based on a book by Cathryn Ramin called "Crooked: Outwitting...