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Claire Soares is a filmmaker, author and engineer. Much of her work involves technology, ecology (including wild life conservation) & environment sustainability. A Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Claire is a registered Professional Engineer and has authored seven books. These books are the basis for some of her film work on sustainability of global resources. Her films FINDING FOREST FOR THE TREES and FIJI FANTASY were finalists in the SCINEMA and Tribute to Jacques Cousteau film festivals.

Claire wrote, produced and directed CONSEQUENCES (aka PACKMULE) a narrative short on rain forest destruction, created for the 168 Film Festival (chief judge Ralph Winter) in Los Angeles, that received the Best Screenplay award in the Gold Category. Besides her technical background, Claire holds a terminal degree (MFA in Cinema) from Southern IL.

Apprenticeship in television production led to her first ten hours of television production with regional television in Dallas. That preceded four Telly awards, two on classical East Indian dance (Bharata Natyam). Work in other historical dance forms, such as Middle Eastern dance, Spanish flamenco and early ballet in the French royal court led to films like DANCE, THE GYPSY (Tiburon Film Festival) and GYPSY FEET (Dallas International Film Festival).