You are invited to a private screening of DUTY FREE, a documentary about ageism and older workers, June 30, 2pm – 4pm.

June 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jackie B. Peterson

picture of older woman and younger man on blue background

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.

Jackie is inviting you to attend this free screening because she believes that this movie so poignantly tells the story of the downsizing of older workers. As a result of the Pandemic, millions of older workers left the workforce. Often they were cut adrift to fend for themselves and now need to find new jobs and ways to shore up their retirement income. When seeking new employment, they find themselves facing rampant age discrimination. Jackie hopes you will join her to raise awareness of this problem and help encourage lawmakers to enforce the anti-age discrimination laws already in place.

About the film

As she struggles to find work, her son 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 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.
Wednesday, June 30, 2pm – 4pm
Discussion after the film moderated by Jackie B.
Zoom link will be uploaded at the time of the screening.