Directed by Claire Panke
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This is the heartbeat of Light Years: the choice to remain engaged in community, to continue learning, giving back, and growing as we grow older.
As their stories evolve over several years, Dee, Anita and Paul face challenges and threats to their independence. Each responds with a resiliency that transcends those challenges and affirms our potential for renewal at any age.
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.Claire Marie Panke is a graduate of Georgetown University and worked as a writer/editor and photographer before earning a second degree in nursing, specializing in newborn intensive care (NICU). Claire studied film at NYU, and has served as cinematographer, producer, associate producer, and nurse/consultant on film and television productions, and directed three short documentaries: Liberty Street, Christina, and Glacé. Her first feature documentary, A Chance to Grow, followed three families in a NICU, and was broadcast on The Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television, and other international venues, and was awarded a CINE Golden Eagle.
Generous support for Light Years has comne from: The New York State Council on the Arts and Newman’s Own Foundation and many individuals. Thank you!