36. (Video) Rebecca Danigelis & Sian-Pierre Regis

Monday, October 10, 2022

Show Notes
As a bonus to season 1 of Xing The Gap, we're releasing video versions of your favourite episodes. Now you get to see AND hear some of the extraordinary Canadians we spoke to this season, plus live drawings by Rick Miller, and multimedia by Kidoons. Enjoy!

Rick speaks to Sian-Pierre Regis and his mom Rebecca Danigelis, the team behind the internationally acclaimed documentary film Duty Free. It has now now been seen by over a billion people around the world, and has changed the conversation around ageism. Sian-Pierre is an award-winning journalist, cultural critic, and contributor for CNN, HLN, MTV and CBS. Rebecca, when the film was made, was a 75-year-old housekeeping supervisor at a hotel when she was fired - unfairly - and the film follows their amazing intergenerational journey. Together, they talk about
Corporate restructuring
Suffering in silence
Being gaslit by your employer
Confronting ageism
The POJA Bill: Protect Older Job Applicants
Collective action to make change
Living intergenerationally
Bucket Lists
And jumping out of planes
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