Program: Before You Know It
About Before You Know It:
This program has 1 films.
Robert, one of the characters in this moving documentary, states, "You never think about getting older when you're younger, but before you know it creeps up on you and you're there already."
Award-winning filmmaker PJ Raval (Trinidad, The Christeene video collection) traces a year in the lives of three gay senior citizens, addressing society's desexualization of an age bracket within a community that defines itself by sexual identity.
In response to inequities in care and resources, many LGBT seniors have turned to each other, creating their own communities that are as diverse as the people that make them up. Recognizing that it takes a village to support a person who is aging, Raval lovingly reveals the lives of these three seniors who, in the face of ageism and loneliness, search for a community where they can belong.
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