1H 19MIN

Availability ended 10/11/2020 PDT
The untold story of two women in love who helped change military policy
This film is available for viewing 6:00AM - 11:59PM, Sunday October 11. Years before Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Colonel Patsy Thompson was forced to expel Army hero Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer for being a lesbian. What no one knew was that Thompson was as well. The way Thompson handled the military trial, however, led to Cammermeyer’s re-instatement via federal court and eventual change in military policy. While Cammermeyer’s memoir was adapted as a 1995 television movie by Barbra Streisand, Thompson’s story remained a secret...until now. In addition to revealing history, SURVIVING THE SILENCE explores Thompson’s life with now-wife Barbara Brass. They candidly share how they wrestled with heart- wrenching choices in public and in private, hiding their relationship, and struggling to protect their love while preserving Patsy's career – and, how they emerged to become vibrant activists later in life.

6:00PM Sunday October 11 at 6:00PM Pacific Standard Time

ZOOM webinar Q&A with Director Cindy Abel and local heroes, Col. Patsy Thompson and Barbara Brass.

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Passcode: 857959

Webinar ID: 964 3247 1085

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Directed by Cindy L. Abel

Written by Cindy L. Abel
Jesse Stephen Freeman

Production Company Atlantis Moon

Produced by Cindy L. Abel
Marc Smolowitz

Cast Col. Patsy Thompson
Barbara Brass
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
22nd Army Sec. Eric Fanning
Mary Newcombe