Flee uses animation to tell the story of Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), who fled Afghanistan as a boy, relying on human smugglers to reach Denmark. Filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen met Nawabi when they were both in high school. Now in his thirties, Nawabi shares stories about his life’s journey that he’s long kept secret from even his closest friends. He describes the conditions that forced his family to escape and how he came of age as a gay man in northern Europe.

-Courtesy of NEON.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen.

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Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Executive Producer: Riz Ahmed, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danny Gabai, Natalie Farrey, Jannat Gargi, Hayley Pappas, Matt Ippolito, Philippa Kowarsky
Producer: Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Charlotte De La Gournerie; Co-Producer: Jean-François Le Corre, Mathieu Courtois, Charlotte Most, Maria Ekerhovd
Writer: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Cinematographer: Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda
Editor: Janus Billeskov Jansen
Music: Uno Helmersson
Language: English, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dari
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway
Year: 2021
Publicist: Neon
US Distributor: Neon