“UNSETTLED: Seeking Refuge in America” Film Screening & Live Virtual Discussion Panel
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“Every refugee, every asylum seeker, has a story to tell.”
Oasis Legal Services Presents: “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America”
Film screening + live virtual discussion panel
In this powerful feature-length documentary, director Tom Shepard (Scout’s Honor) reveals the untold stories of four African and Middle Eastern LGBT refugees and asylum seekers who have fled violence and homophobia in their home countries and are resettling in the U.S.
Unsettled takes place largely in the San Francisco Bay Area, historically a beacon for dislocated LGBT people in the U.S. While cultural narratives of a “queer promised land” still persist, the film asks whether Northern California is even practical as a place to resettle LGBT refugees, especially given the enormous gentrification, increased costs of living and scarcity of housing in recent years – a set of problems present in many American cities.
With this film we ask, What are the costs persecuted immigrants pay for seeking refuge in America? And how are everyday Americans stepping forward to help those most in need?
Important! Check your confirmation email for details on how to access the film. After receiving the Vimeo link and password, watch it at your convenience BEFORE the panel so that you’re ready to jump into the great panel discussion we have planned for you.
LIVE VIRTUAL DISCUSSION PANEL
Sunday, February 28
4:00 pm PST, Zoom
Check your confirmation email for details on how to access the panel. After receiving the panel link and password, be ready to log on at 4pm on 2/28. Important – be sure to watch the film before the panel. The film will NOT be screened at 4pm on 2/28 as part of the panel – this date and time are reserved for the discussion panel only.
The panel will feature:
Moderator: Anna Lijphart, Oasis Legal Services Co-Founder and Board Member
Panelist: Tom Shepard, Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America, Director/Producer
Panelist: Subhi Nahas, Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America, Film Subject & LGBT Asylum Seeker from Syria
Panelist: Fred Hertz, Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America, Film Subject & Sponsor for Subhi Nahas
Registration for this event is required.
All donations benefit Oasis Legal Services.
Oasis Legal Services provides quality legal immigration services to under-represented low-income people with a focus on LGBTQ+ communities. All clients are undocumented immigrants, low-income people of color, and victims of hate crimes. Oasis wins 100% of asylum cases and no one is turned away for inability to pay.
We appreciate your support and look forward to having you join us for this special event.