Upcoming Screenings

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…

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…