When we can't turn back and can no longer stand still, we have no choice but to move forward. This week's films show movements of many kinds: stirring artistic expressions, groundbreaking innovations, demands for justice, journeys to refuge. While the stories vary greatly, a common thread remains. They remind us that we must continue in our pursuit of that more perfect union: where ideals are pulled down from the cloud of intention to meet the grit of practice.
Step by step by step, voices combine, music crescendos, possibilities rise. The challenges ahead are great; our resolve and integrity must be greater. We move for progress, we move for survival, we move for a place to call home. We hope to see you on the road ahead.
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Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color on the frontlines of social justice. Set in Oakland, California, the film documents the journey of the group as they earn badges for completing units on such subjects as LGBTQ allyship, environmental preservation and disability justice.
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In their home countries, Subhi, Cheyenne, Mari and Junior were targets of death threats, harassment and discrimination because of who they are and who they love. These four are among the many LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled persecution to resettle in the U.S. But as leadership in America continues to demonize immigrants and restrict the flow of refugees into the U.S., UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA humanizes a group of people who are desperately trying to find a safe place to call home.
The film, which largely takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area, also asks whether U.S. cities like those in Northern California are a practical location for resettlement given the economic challenges (cost of living, scarcity of affordable housing) they present. What are the ultimate costs immigrants pay for seeking refuge in America?
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