Saturday 15 November at Cavia: Gen Silent and Welcome Home

Dear TranScreen friends, welcome to our next TranScreen-goes-Cavia screening.

On Saturday 15 November we will screen two documentaries about elderly people, who are queer* and need (health)care: Gen Silent and Welcome Home

We are glad that Sylvia Radicioni from the film `Welcome Home` will be present for a Q&A.

Please reserve your tickets   cost: € 4

The screening starts at 20:00h

Address is Van Hallstraat 52-1 trap-op

After the screening and the Q&A will be a workshop TIE-a-TIE by Vick.

Bring your own ties.  Also you can dance until the next morning to the tunes of DJ O.C.

Transgender, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual older people who fought the first battles for equality now face so much fear of discrimination, bullying and abuse that many are hiding their lives to survive.

GEN SILENT is the critically acclaimed documentary from filmmaker Stu Maddux.

Six LGBT seniors living in the US were asked if they will hide their friends, their spouses- their  entire lives in order to survive in the care system. Their surprising decisions are captured through intimate access to their day-to-day lives over the course of a year. As we watch the challenges that these elderly persons face, we are offered new hope as each person crosses paths with impassioned people trying to change LGBT aging for better.

Gen Silent, Stu Maddux, USA, 2012, 63min 


WELCOME HOME is a documentary made between February 2013 and February 2014 in Berlin. It collects life stories of the people who live and work at the Lebensort Vielfalt, their definitions of community, care and support. Welcome Home is a film about LGBT elders, those who live at the edge of social norms and found themselves facing discrimination and isolation, because of their age. Welcome Home is a film about community liberation and participation, about a struggle to keep politics and memories alive.

Welcome Home, Silvia Maggi, research by Silvia Radicioni, Germany, 2014, 30 min


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