Director: Tom Shepard
81 min / 2019 / Documentary Feature / USA / English
Unsettled follows stories of the four LGBTQ refugees who flee their homelands to the safety of the United States. While Syrian emigrant Subhi becomes a voice for the queer refugee movement, Angolan lesbians Cheyenne and Mari, along with Junior, a gender-nonconforming gay man from the Congo, have a more difficult time navigating the labyrinths of the American bureaucracy.
Director Tom Shepard takes a compassionate look at the American dream as it exists before and after the 2016 elections.
Festivals & Honors
World Premiere: San Francisco International Film Festival, 2019
Audience Award - Documentary Feature - TLVFest, Israel
Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary - Outfest, LA, USA
Award of Merit Special Mention- Cinematography, and Award of Excellence- LGBT - Impact Doc Awards