A veteran of the film distribution and exhibition worlds, Claire Weingarten has worked with The Film Society of Lincoln Center, The American Film Institute, and on the inaugural two years of AFI's documentary film festival, Silverdocs. BURNING IN THE SUN is Claire's initiation into the world of documentary production. Her work at Silverdocs cemented her love for the documentary film genre and paved the way for her role as a producer of BURNING IN THE SUN. Claire received a Masters degree in Cinema Studies from New York University and graduated cum laude from Columbia University with degrees in Film Studies, Asian American Studies and Anthropology. In addition to her role as a documentary film producer, Claire currently oversees publicity and marketing for the Chelsea-based foreign and independent film distribution company, Film Movement.