We are thrilled to have Joseph Applebaum, one of the producers of the critically acclaimed LGBTQ+ documentary, Gen Silent, with us for a live 30-minute Q&A.
Date: Tuesday, June 22 from 12-12:30 p.m. ET
Registration: This event is offered exclusively for HPNA members. To access registration, you must first log into your HPNA account. The event is fee to attend but requires registration. Once registered, a link to join the Zoom call will be sent to you a few days before the live event on June 22. The last day to register for this event is June 19.
Gen Silent (a 2011 documentary film)
Gen Silent asks six LGBTQ+ seniors if they hide their lives to survive. Many gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender seniors are so afraid of discrimination, or worse, in healthcare that they are often left with no other choice then to go back into the closet. This film captures intimate access to their day-to-day lives over the course of a year in Boston, MA. Gen Silent discovers how oppression has left many elders not just afraid but dangerously isolated. Many of our greatest generation are dying prematurely because they don't ask for help and have too few people in their lives to keep an eye on them. The film shows the wide range in quality of paid caregivers - from those who are specifically trained to make LGBTQ+ seniors feel safe, to the other end of the spectrum, where LGBTQ+ elders face discrimination, neglect, or abuse. As the film chronicles the challenges that these men and women face, each subject crosses paths with a small but growing group of impassioned professionals trying to wake up the long-term and healthcare industries to their plight.
About Joseph Applebaum
Joseph Applebaum is a television broadcast producer and documentary filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in the national entertainment industry covering most formats of the unscripted genre. Clients have included Pluto TV, Here TV, Buena Vista Entertainment (Disney), Merv Griffin Entertainment, Comedy Central, MTV, LOGO, BET, FX Lifetime, NBC, CBS and FOX networks. Applebaum is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and is a native of Mill Valley, CA.