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Dawn Westlake

Through the Pane, 6:21 min, Dolby SR, United States, 2015

Dawn Westlake is president of Ron de Cana Prods. in Los Angeles. She has made 17 films since 2000 which have won 48 awards, including honors from JVC-Tokyo and Canon USA, Inc. Dawn is also an actress/writer/producer and has judged film festivals in the US, France and Italy.

The filmmaker’s 87-year-old father shares reflections on life through a pane of glass while facing the pain of losing his wife of 62 years. With ‘cosmic perspective’, he takes comfort in the rhythms of nature to cope with the unpredictable, non-linear qualities of grief.