Friday, Sep 15, 2:45 pm

SURVIVING THE SILENCE: The Untold Story of Two Women in Love Who Helped Change Military Policy

dir. Cindy L Abel / 80 min

Surviving the Silence tells the story of two women in love who played a part in changing military policy, shining light on the unknown history of how a closeted colonel forced to expel an Army hero for being lesbian did so in a way that resulted in re-instatement via federal court.

An emotive human, cultural, and political story of integrity, fear, resilience, courage, and love emerges through elegantly interwoven narratives, saturated with evocative visual social and historical contexts. Surviving the Silence is a coming out story like no other, deeply moving, troubling, revealing an unknown, policy-changing history – and powerfully inspirational.