This short documentary explores the past and present of ninety-one-year-old Liberty resident Guy Troy. He competed in the modern pentathlon in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, and remained an active participant in the Olympics for thirty years thereafter.

Kelly Sims developed an interest in identity and cultural influences during her fine art studies at the University of Florida. She decided to study filmmaking before undertaking a journey to Finland to uncover the life of her grandmother, Irene Surraka, a couture seamstress in Helsinki. Attracted by the Center for Documentary Studies’ reputation for community involvement, she moved to Durham, fulfilled her dream to work as a lead baker, and now plans to stay. “One Day at a Time” is her first film.

Read more about the Anytown, USA class and see the other Liberty videos at cdsporch.org/archives/22355.

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