UNSETTLED: Live Viewing & Discussion

June 22, 2020
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WORLD Channel and ITVS present a powerful online screening event in honor of World Refugee Day, featuring a live video discussion with Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, NPR's Ari Shapiro, filmmaker Tom Shepard, and Subhi Nahas, who is a refugee subject of this important new film about LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. June 22 at 7:00pm Eastern.

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Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America | Trailer

In their home countries, four LGBTQ+ people were targets of death threats, harassment and discrimination because of who they are, who they love. They are among the many LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled persecution to resettle in the U.S. But as leadership continues to restrict the flow of refugees, UNSETTLED humanizes a group of people desperate to find a safe place to call home.

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

In their home countries, four LGBTQ+ people were targets of death threats, harassment and discrimination because of who they are, who they love. They are among the many LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled persecution to resettle in the U.S. But as leadership continues to restrict the flow of refugees, UNSETTLED humanizes a group of people desperate to find a safe place to call home.

120 minutes

Moderators

  • WORLD Channel and ITVS

  • Cheryl

  • Sara

  • Ferrá

  • Anonymous FS8G

Panelists

  • TOM SHEPARD

    For over 20 years, filmmaker Tom Shepard has produced, directed, and edited documentary films. Five of his feature projects – Scout's Honor, Knocking, Whiz Kids, The Grove and Unsettled – have aired nationally on PBS. Coverage of his work has been featured prominently in the U.S. and foreign press, including reviews in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post among others. Shepard’s films have played in more than 200 film festivals worldwide – including the Sundance Film Festival where he has won two top awards. Shepard is the former Chairman of New Day Films and in 2013, founded the Youth Documentary Academy which he directs in Colorado. He graduated from Stanford University where he studied human biology and film.

  • ARI SHAPIRO

    Ari Shapiro has been one of the hosts of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine, since 2015. During his first two years on the program, listenership to All Things Considered grew at an unprecedented rate, with more people tuning in during a typical quarter-hour than any other program on the radio. Shapiro has reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He has covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel, and he has filed stories from dozens of countries and most of the 50 states.

  • AMBASSADOR SAMANTHA POWER

    Samantha Power is a Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School. From 2013-2017, Power served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s cabinet. From 2009-2013, Power served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power began her career as a journalist, reporting from places such as Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe, and she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School. Power’s book, “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. She is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Chasing the Flame: One Man’s Fight to Save the World (2008) and The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir (2019), which was named one of the best books of 2019 by the New York Times, Washington Post, Economist, NPR, and TIME. Power earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

  • SUBHI NAHAS

    Subhi Nahas, founder of spectraproject.org, started advocating for women's and children’s rights in Syria, then started working with Save the Children as a translator and advocate. Through his work with them, he was able to reach the refugee community. At the same time, he co-founded the first LGBTQ Syrian magazine, called Mawaleh. The magazine was used as a platform to raise awareness and to educate both the LGBT community and the Syrian community. Subhi co-founded a support group for LGBT refugees in Turkey and organized a weekly talk called “Tea and Talk”, where LGBT people could sit down and talk about their issues and what they are facing. Then, the group expanded to offer medical testing and other services such as legal help and medical referrals.

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