‘Seeking Refuge in America’

(Above source: YouTube video)

World Channel will debut Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America, a documentary about young LGBTQ asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Syria, this Sunday, June 28, at 10 pm ET.

World Channel is available free, via either streaming or over-the-air antenna.

The film – part of the World Channel series DocWorld – follows four young members of the LGBTQ community who flee persecution and death threats in their homelands to start new lives in San Francisco, although not without difficulties.  

They are:

Subhi Nahas, a Syrian refugee who testifies before the United Nations about the treatment of LGBTQ individuals in the MENA (Middle East/North Africa) region. He gains prominence with coverage in Out Magazine, NBC News and other media outlets, but worries about his family’s fate back home in war-torn Syria.

Junior Mayema, a gender non-conforming refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who tries to secure steady work in San Francisco while struggling with depression, housing instability and alcoholism.

Mari N’Timansieme and Cheyenne Adriano, a lesbian couple who are forced to flee their native Angola. In the US, they must fight to retain their visa status before they are sent back to a place where their love would put them in mortal danger.

The film was directed by Tom Shepard.

World Channel offers programming about social and geopolitical topics that are “too often ignored by the mainstream media.”

You’ll be able to stream Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America at worldchannel.org/watch

To find out if World Channel is available over the air in your area, and channel number, visit worldchannel.org/schedule.

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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