Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America (2019)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 24m

Unsettled is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the United States.

As leadership in America continues to demonize immigrants and drastically restrict the flow of refugees and asylum seekers into the US, the film follows Subhi, a gay Syrian refugee, Cheyenne and Mari, a lesbian couple from Angola, and Junior, a gender non-conforming gay man from the Congo, struggling to create new lives for themselves.

Presented by SQIFF in partnership with DCA and LGBT Unity Scotland, a community-led group providing essential support to LGBTQIA+ refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants, for LGBT History Month. Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.

Director

Tom Shepard

Country

United States

Bonus Content

Discussion with Solomon Adebayo and Zainab Arowoshere from LGBT Unity Scotland
1h 0m

LGBT Unity Scotland is a community-led group providing essential support to LGBTQIA+ refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants. In this recorded discussion, which was hosted live on Zoom in February 2021, Solomon Adebayo and Zainab Arowoshere from the group respond to documentary Unsettled and reflect on the experiences of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers in the UK.

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