‘Unsettled’ Documentary Highlights LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

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A scene from Tom Shepard’s “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge In America,” playing at the 2019 SFFilm Festival.  (Photo: Courtesy of SFFILM)

The new documentary “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America” follows four LGBTQ refugees from Syria, Congo and Angola. Targeted with violence and harassment in their home countries, the refugees seek asylum in San Francisco, where they hope to restart their lives. “Unsettled” premieres at the SFFilm Festival on Wednesday. We’ll talk with the film’s director and producer Tom Shepard.


Tom Shepard, director and producer, "Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America"