JAYU presents:
Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

Tom Shepard

Tom Shepard

Director

Country

USA

Format

Documentary

Year

2019

Duration

1 h 24 min

Previous Festivals/Awards

Inside Out LGBT Ottawa Film Festival

Content Warning: Violent imagery and mentions of PTSD, trauma and torture.

Join JAYU’s 2019 Human Rights Film Festival for the Toronto Premiere of Tom Shepard’s Unsettled!

There are 70 countries in the world where same-sex sexual activity is a crime. Six of those countries impose the death penalty. Against this backdrop of intense homophobia, Unsettled chronicles the brave stories of four LGBTQ+ refugees who fled their home countries to America. Director Tom Shepard tracks the incredible stories of Subhi, Junior, and the couple Cheyenne and Mari, recounting their persecution in highly insightful and profoundly moving interviews. The film closely examines the struggles of finding a place in America, while serving as a bold testament to the spirit of these strong individuals. At times devastating and at times emphatically hopeful, Unsettled celebrates the lives of these refugees with a heartfelt tale of loss and the ultimate triumph of love.

Director Tom Shepard and subject Fred Hertz will be in attendance and joining us for a post screening Q&A

For the full schedule and a full festival pass, click here.

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Venue, Open Captions, and Live Captions. Introduction and Q&A are ASL Interpreted. There will be a held space with an active listener on-site should you need to talk.

HRFF is an initiative of JAYU, a charity committed to sharing human rights stories through the arts. We rely on the incredible generosity of our community to ensure our festival remains accessible to everyone by offering geared-to-income admission and subsidized tickets.

Tues Dec 10, 6:30 pm
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3

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