Surviving the Silence: The Untold Story of Two Women in Love Who Helped Change Military Policy
Director: Cindy L. Abel
Running Time: 79
DCFF SCreening: 2021
In the early 1990s, a highly-decorated colonel was forced to expel an Army hero for being a lesbian. What no one knew at the time was that the same colonel was herself a closeted lesbian. Decades later, this truth is exposed in all of its complexity, and the three women involved come together again to contemplate those events and their impact.
Screening History & Awards
Winner: 2020 Atlanta LGBTQ Film Festival – Best Documentary; Montreal Independent Film Festival – Best Documentary; Beyond the Curve Film Festival – Best Director.
Official Selections: 2020 Hamptons Doc Fest, San Diego Film Festival, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Queer Screen Film Fest Sydney, Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
DCFF Screening Information
Includes filmmaker Q&A!