Robert Lemelson is a cultural anthropologist, ethnographic filmmaker and philanthropist. In 2008 he founded Elemental Productions, an ethnographic documentary film company. His first project was 40 Years of Silence, a documentary about Indonesian mass killings of 1965. Lemelson’s newest creation is a six-film series titled Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia, which profiles different people of ages and backgrounds, in Indonesia, living with mental illnesses. Lemelson wants to use an anthropological approach to filmmaking to make the educational findings of anthropologists more accessible to the public.