Invincible Summer| 16mins
Director: Sophia Eptamenitis | Producer: Sophia Eptamenitis
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: United States
"Invincible Summer" is a snapshot of a crucial time for Faith, a teenager recovering from cancer treatment. As her health returns, she begins to reclaim her life as she once knew it, only to find that much has changed - her friends, school, her secret crush. But what has changed most of all is Faith's determination to live again. "Invincible Summer" is based on writer/director Sophia Eptamenitisâ€™ experience as a teenager with cancer. At age 14. Sophia was diagnosed with Hodgkinâ€™s Disease, a type of lymphoma, and for ten grueling months, underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment, missing a majority of her freshman and sophomore years of high school. This film addresses the psychological and emotional difficulties cancer patients struggle with as they finish their treatments and return to â€œnormal.â€ But while the dust settles, there is the realization: nothing will ever be â€œnormalâ€ again.