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High School Discussion Guide
Thanks to Bill Meyer at the Marin Academy, we had the opportunity to work with four high school seniors who generously donated their time and efforts to the Unsettled Impact & Engagement Campaign. Special thanks to Ava Iannuccillo, Jamie Press, Jasmine Watson and Rylee Blum for developing this discussion guide aimed at high school students.
SFFILM Viewing Guide
Thanks to our friends at SFFILM for putting together this viewing guide. This guide challenges students to take a closer look at the struggle and traumas experienced by the film’s subjects and to think critically about their own biases while expanding their knowledge on the global refugee crisis and LGBT rights worldwide.
An engrossing study and empathetic look at the particular struggles of U.S. immigration in the new millennium.
Invites compassion rather than imposing it.
Moving. Poignant. Puts a human face on the intense plights that refugees endure.
This film raises many complicated issues.
This is an amazing film! Shows us how little we know about the refugee experience.
See this film!
Shepard works magic by enrolling viewers in a cause people don’t necessarily identify with or even like.
Unsettling. Brilliant and gorgeous.
Reveals the untold stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers.
Stirring and timely.
It’s as powerful and poignant as it is informing and hopeful.
Gives us real people and asks us to care for them.
Adheres to every fraught definition of its title.
One of the things that this film makes very clear is that getting to the United States is not the end of the struggle… especially for LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers.
Highly recommend the immensely moving Unsettled. It reminds us of all of those whose stories have not been told and the urgent need to become a more generous nation and stand up for the rights of LGBTQ people everywhere.
Scenes of personal interaction help make Unsettled distinctive.
Unsettled will open eyes — and make them tear up.
Truly an inspiring story bringing awareness to serious global issues
Shepard always keeps things on track. Well-paced, beautifully scored
Very well directed, as its laser focus on the plight of its subjects resonates with those watching. It is supremely well-edited, and the score ties everything together wonderfully.
Paints a sobering but ultimately hopeful portrait of possibility for those who are allowed to enter.
Shepard does solid work following these stories for years. He works in a quiet observation of class and status.