classified 15 S

Please note: This was screened in Feb 2022

Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari
90 mins, Subtitled, 2021, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France, United States, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom
Primary language

The first film ever to receive Oscar® nominations for Best Documentary, Best Animated Film and Best International Film all in one year, Flee is a testament to friendship, family and acceptance.

Formed through a series of interviews between Danish filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen and his school friend Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), Flee is a compelling film that contemplates the meaning of home. Vibrant animation paints the story of Amin’s departure from what had been a happy childhood in 1980s Kabul, to escaping attacks from the Mujahedeen as a refugee, to making his current life as a successful academic in Denmark.

As he prepares to take the next step in his commitment to long-term partner Kasper, Amin recalls his former fears of persecution and how there wasn’t a word for homosexuality in Afghanistan. Until now, Amin has never shared his full story, for a secret threatens to destabilise the life he has built…

Presented in partnership with Queer Vision.