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Duty Free: Virtual Film Screening and Live Q&A with Sian-Pierre and his Mother

May 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a virtual screening of Duty Free in the comfort of your home. You will have 48 hours to watch the film on your own time. Then, on Sunday, May 16th you can join us for a live, 30 minute Q&A.

After a 75-year-old immigrant mother gets fired from her job, her son takes her on an adventure to help her reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a journey that uncovers the economic insecurity shaping not only her future but that of an entire generation. Through emotional and compelling storytelling, Duty Free aims to not only increase the visibility of older folks but to re-characterize this generation for who they really are: human, capable, productive, useful, beautiful, and important. The feature-length documentary has been called “touching” and “poignant” by both CBS News and The Hollywood Reporter.

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After the screening, join us for an exclusive Live Q&A with Duty Free Director Sian-Pierre and his mother and film protagonist, Rebecca Danigelis. Holly Atkins, Communications Manager at the Pratt will moderate the discussion. Sian-Pierre and Rebecca will explore the themes from the film, where their journey has led them, and solutions to ensure older generations are both cared for and respected within today’s society.

Sian-Pierre Regis is a Film Independent Documentary Fellow and Firelight Media Fellow. He has been a contributor for CNN/HLN and MTV, covering stories of youth political activism and pop culture. Duty Free is his feature-length documentary debut.

Email Holly Atkins to join, or RSVP via Eventbrite.


May 16, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pratt Museum
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Pratt Museum
3779 Bartlett Street
Homer, AK 99603 United States
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