Thu, FEB 27, 2020
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.
UNSETTLED has been screened at over 40 film festivals, and won more than a dozen awards, including:
Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary, Outfest
New York Cinematography Awards, Best Cinematography
Impact Docs, Award of Excellence
“An engrossing study in human interest, as well as an empathetic look at the particular struggles of U.S. immigration in the new millennium”—Variety
“UNSETTLED reminds viewers that homosexuality is a crime in more than 70 countries, and is punishable by death in four. LGBT asylum claims began to rise during the Obama administration, but under President Trump — shown in the film signing his 2017 executive order to drastically curtail immigration — nearly 70% of all asylum claims are denied by the Department of Homeland Security, a historic low.”—San Francisco Chronicle