Upcoming Events

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

(Tom Shepard, 2019)
Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

(Tom Shepard, 2019)

Thu, FEB 27, 2020

7pm

The Loft Cinema / FREE

In Person: Joining Jen Gilomen, Producer and Director of Photography, for post-screening Q&A will be UA Professor of History Benjamin Lawrance, whose research focuses on migration.

Co-presented by Lesbian Looks

UNSETTLED tells the stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and are now resettling in the U.S. As new leadership in America continues to demonize immigrants and drastically restrict the flow of refugees and asylum seekers into the U.S., UNSETTLED humanizes a group few people know, who are desperately trying to create new and safer homes…

WORKSHOP: The Many Roles of the Documentary Producer

Presented by Jen Gilomen
February 28, 2020, 2-4pm
DocScapes workshops are designed to support graduate students from diverse disciplines who wish to deepen their knowledge of contemporary documentary practices. Community-based filmmakers and UA faculty and staff are also welcome. For more info and/or to RSVP, email Beverly Seckinger.

WORKSHOP: The Many Roles of the Documentary Producer

Presented by Jen Gilomen
February 28, 2020, 2-4pm
DocScapes workshops are designed to support graduate students from diverse disciplines who wish to deepen their knowledge of contemporary documentary practices. Community-based filmmakers and UA faculty and staff are also welcome. For more info and/or to RSVP, email Beverly Seckinger.

Join filmmaker Jen Gilomen, producer and director of photography for the new documentary film UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA (directed/produced by Tom Shepard) for a discussion about what it takes to produce an independent feature documentary. Producers wear many hats, and each film is different — which means the role of a producer is always morphing to fit the needs of each production. In addition to producing Unsettled, Gilomen has directed, produced, and shot several features and shorts, narratives and documentaries, many with LGBTQ+ themes…

SOLEDAD

(Lisa Molomot, 2019)
Image from Soledad, a documentary film by Lisa Molomot

SOLEDAD

(Lisa Molomot, 2019)

TUE, APR 14, 2020

7pm

The Loft Cinema / FREE

In Person: Joining filmmaker Lisa Molomot for a post-screening discussion will be the attorney featured in the film: Co-director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the UA School of Law, Shefali Desai.

Award-winning filmmaker Lisa Molomot and writer/teacher/lawyer Shefali Desai teamed up to make a short film telling the story of a young woman from Central America who was imprisoned in the Eloy Detention Facility when she sought asylum in the United States in 2017. Soledad set out on a perilous journey from her homeland after enduring horrific persecution where she was kidnapped, sex-trafficked, tortured and nearly killed. Desai, who took the case pro bono from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law’s Immigration Clinic, mobilized a dream team of professional women, all of whom agreed to work for free on the case. Together, they secured Soledad’s release from Eloy and ultimately prevailed on her asylum claim…