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June 27 – August 20
WORLD Channel / PBS—UNSETTLED is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the U.S. The film follows four new arrivals, each of whom have escaped potential peril in their native countries for being different. They’ve landed in the purported “gay mecca” of San Francisco, yet even there, building a new life in an adopted nation is a precarious undertaking. As America continues to restrict immigrants and drastically cut the flow of refugees and asylum seekers, UNSETTLED sheds light on a group about which few people know. What are the costs persecuted immigrants pay for seeking refuge? And how are everyday Americans stepping forward to help those most in need?
BROADCAST PREMIERE on WORLD Channel June 28, 2020
Streaming via worldchannel.org and PBS.org June 28, 2020 – July 12, 2020
Director Tom Shepard has worked as a producer, editor, and cinematographer, as well as a director. He made his feature directing debut with SCOUT’S HONOR (2001), winner of a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary, the Best Documentary Audience Award at Frameline, and the Documentary Audience Award and Freedom of Expression Award at the Sundance Film Festival. He co-directed KNOCKING (2006), directed WHIZ KIDS (2009), and was collaborating director on AS SHE IS (2016).
For more information, visit http://www.unsettled.film/
This film is supported by a California Documentary Project Grant.