Press Coverage & Resources
SELECTED PRESS COVERAGE
‘Welcome to Chechnya’ and ‘Unsettled’ by Michael Giltz, Book & Film Globe, 6/30/2020
‘Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America’ Review: Embracing a New Home by Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, 6/29/2020
Review: The U.S. has become less welcoming to LGBTQ refugees. A new doc depicts their plight by Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times, 6/29/2020
Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America Review by Bobby LePire, FilmThreat, 6/26/2020
Review: ‘Unsettled’ documentary shows the rocky road for LGBTQ refugees by David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/25/2020
Movie Review: “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America” is a Truly Inspiring Story Bringing Awareness to Global Issues by Malika Harris, Irish Film Critic, 6/23/2020
Review: ‘Unsettled: Seeking Refuge In America’ Will Open Your Eyes by Rob Lester, Edge Media Network, 9/18/2019
Film Review: ‘Unsettled’ by Dennis Harvey, Variety Magazine, 5/3/2019
LGBTQ+ Refugees Tell Their Stories in Unsettled, Now Streaming by Trudy Ring, The Advocate, 6/29/2020
In Documentary ‘Unsettled,’ Four LGBTQ+ Refugees Share Their Stories by Loren King, WBUR, 6/27/2020
Unsettled – Looking for New Lives by Darrel Manson, ScreenFish, 6/26/2020
When San Francisco Tried to be the World’s ‘Queer Sanctuary’ for Refugees and Asylum Seekers by Tom Shepard, Zocalo Public Square, 6/25/2020
Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America Free Screening and Live Q&A by This Week in New York, 6/21/2020
Pikes Pick: New film by Youth Documentary Academy founder by Jennifer Mulson, The Gazette, 6/15/2020
‘UNSETTLED’ — Seeking Refuge in America follows LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa by Lapacazo Sandoval, Los Angeles Sentinel, 6/11/2020
Atlanta LGBTQ Online Film Festival Kicks Off With ‘Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America’ Documentary by Summer Evans, WABE, 6/11/2020
UNSETTLED, Documentary about LGBTQ Refugees Premieres June 28 by VIMOOZ, 5/15/2020
‘Unsettled’ shows humanity of four gay refugees in the Bay Area by Michael Fox, J. Jewish News of Northern California 2/27/2020
LGBTQ refugees share their journeys to Bay Area in ‘Unsettled’ by Jessica Zack, San Francisco Chronicle, 4/14/2019
Two films featuring LGBT immigrants at SF film fest by Heather Cassel. Bay Area Reporter 4/10/2019
Unsettled Event. A panel of refugee resettlement and asylum experts convened to discuss the issues and stories from the film.
moderated by LA Times reporter Molly O’Toole, August 21, 2020.
The Art of Storytelling. A conversation with Tom Shepard, Cheyenne Adriano, and Junior Mayema.
Moderated by Mina Para Matlon of Cal Humanities. August 6,2020.
Congressional Briefing Event by the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus.
Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM), Kelly Razzouk (IRC) and Subhi Nahas (Refugee and founder of Spectra Project) in a discussion moderated by Camille Massey. July 16, 2020.
Alexander Valley Film Society interviews Tom Shepard.
Hosted by Kathryn Heck. July 12, 2020.
Virtual Q&A on JAYU with Tom, Cheyenne, Mari, and Junior
hosted by David, recorded June 30, 2020
Unsettled’ Shows Struggles LGBTQ Refugees & Asylum Seekers Go Through ‘To Build A Dignified Life’ by Audrey Nowakowski, WUWM, 6/29/2020
GLAAD talks to the team behind “Unsettled”.
Monica Trasandes hosts, June 28, 2020
Interview with Tom Shepard by Dan McPeake, Endeavours Radio, 6/28/2020
INTERVIEW: ‘Unsettled’ explores journey of queer refugees coming to United States by John Soltes, Hollywood Soapbox, 6/27/2020
Tom Shepard Interview by QueerGuru, 6/27/2020
LGBTQ Refugee Doc Debuts on Public Television, Streaming by Laura Wenus, San Francisco Public Press, 6/26/2020
Doc Stars of the Month: Cheyenne Adriano and Mari Timans, ‘Unsettled’ by Lauren Wissot, IDA, 6/25/2020
World Channel interview with Samantha Power, Tom Shepard, and Subhi Nahas.
Conducted by Ari Shapiro, June 22, 2020.
“It is time to elevate your mindset”: A conversation with Mari and Cheyenne from ‘Unsettled’ by Tom Shepard by E. Nina Rothe, 6/22/2020
Tom Shepard UNSETTLED: Seeking Refuge in America Interview by Mark Gordon, Center Stage Podcast, 6/20/2020
Tom Shepard’s documentary ‘Unsettled’ highlights LGBTQ asylum seekers in America by André Hereford, Metro Weekly, 2/20/2020
HeyXorje Radio Interview with Tom Shepard by Xorje, HeyXorje 12/10/19
Unsettled: The Journey of Cheyenne and Mari by Hannah Berk, Tagg Magazine, 10/4/19
Outfest’s ‘Unsettled’ charts difficult journey of LGBT refugees by Scott Stiffler, Los Angeles Blade Magazine, 7/19/19
UpFront Interview with Tom Shepard and Fred Hertz by Corinne Smith, KPFA, 4/18/19
Your Call Interview with Tom Shepard – Capturing the stories of refugees from Africa & the Middle East through film by Rose Aguilar and Rachel Wenus, KALW, 4/18/19
‘Unsettled’ Documentary Highlights LGBTQ Asylum Seekers – Interview with Tom Shepard by Michael Krasny. KQED Forum 04/17/19
SF Film Festival’s “Unsettled” features LGBTQ refugees in the Bay Area – Interview with Jen Gilomen by Hana Bana & Lisa Wang, KALW 4/16/19
Gay and Syrian: One refugee’s journey to San Francisco by Eli Wirtschafter, KQED’s California Report, 4/16/2019
UNA Forum Presents 2019 SFFILM Festival – Interview with Tom Shepard by Jasmina Bojic, UNA Forum, 4/11/2019
City Visions: Indie Films and Hollywood Stars – Interview with Tom Shepard by Ethan Elkind, KALW, 4/2/2019