Tom Shepard, Melanie Nathan and Cheyenne Adriano on the PBS doc Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America
Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York
(6/26/20) The new PBS documentary “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America” reveals the untold stories of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled persecution from their home countries and are resettling in the US. In this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI, director Tom Shepard is joined by two of the subjects of “Unsettled,” Melanie Nathan and Cheyenne Adriano, for a discussion of the important issues the film examines.
Unsettled / Film School Radio interview with Director Tom Shepard
KUCI: Film School
UNSETTLED is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the U.S. The film follows four new arrivals, each of whom have escaped potential peril in their native countries for being different. They’ve landed in the purported “gay mecca” of San Francisco, yet even there, building a new life in an adopted nation is a precarious undertaking. As new leadership in America continues to restrict immigrants and drastically cut the flow of refugees and asylum seekers, UNSETTLED sheds light on a group about which few people know. What are the costs persecuted immigrants pay for seeking refuge? And how are everyday Americans stepping forward to help those most in need? Director and Producer Tom Shepard joins us for a conversation on the world wide danger faced by gay and transgender people, illegal in 70 countries and punishable by death in four countries, and the daunting challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers in the land of the free. For news, screenings and updates go to unsettled.filmBroadcast premiere June 28 on worldchannel.org and pbs.org thru July 12, 2020
Tom Shepard talks about his powerful documentary "UNSETTLED: Seeking Refuge in America"
Center Stage with Mark Gordon
Tom Shepard talks about his documentary UNSETTLED: Seeking Refuge in America. The film looks at the plight of LGBTQ refugees and asylum-seekers who are forced to flee their homeland because of violence and persecution often at the hands of homophobic family members.
Episode 15 - Tom Shepard: Holistic financial planning
Yoga of Maine
Tom Shepard runs the Currency Institute in Yarmouth, Maine. The institute houses multiple businesses including Shepard Financial and Currency Camp. These are mindful financial planning businesses that incorporate health with wealth. Through these businesses, Tom teaches about money from a holistic and yogic perspective of self-awareness and balance. You can find Tom at shepard-financial.com and currencycamp.com. Recorded February 14, 2020.