December 10, 2019
Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America
Hosted by Human Rights Film Festival
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
December 10 at 6:30 PM
There are 70 countries in the world where same-sex sexual activity is a crime. 6 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.
Tom Shepard, and subject Subhi Nahas are expected to be in attendance.
Content Warning: Violent imagery and mentions PTSD, trauma and torture.
ASL interpretation will be provided. Open captions. Live captioning/transcription for introductions and post-screening discussions. Relaxed screening environment. Held Space and active listeners will be available. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible seating. Wheelchair accessible washrooms. Gender neutral washrooms. Hearing assist devices available. Service animals welcome. Please help keep the space scent-free. Tiered pricing available – nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Complimentary tickets for support persons are available in advance or in person the day of the screening. The festival will embrace crip time by starting on time, sticking to the schedule, and respecting that people will come and go as they please. More accessibility information is available on the Human Rights Film Festival website.