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ReelQ: Unsettled (Seeking Refuge in America)

Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City of Asylum
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

This program will be held downstairs in City of Asylum’s intimate Word Cellar.

Runtime: 84 minutes.

Language: English.

UNSETTLED takes place largely in the San Francisco Bay Area, historically a beacon for dislocated LGBT people in the U.S. While cultural narratives of a “queer promised land” still persist, the film asks whether Northern California is practical place to resettle anyone, especially in light of gentrification and increased costs of living.

As American leaders continue to demonize immigrants and restrict the flow of refugees and asylum seekers into the U.S., UNSETTLED humanizes a group desperately trying to create safer homes.

 

What are the costs persecuted immigrants pay for seeking refuge in America? And how are everyday Americans stepping forward to help those most in need?

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