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Monday 16 May

10am, 6:30pm

Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen


Danish/Dari/English/Russian, Swedish/English subtitles


FLEE uncovers a remarkable true story. Amin Nawabi is an Afghan refugee who grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, which now threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband.
Revealing his story for the first time to director, Rasmussen, his close friend and high-school classmate, Amin recounts the extraordinary journey he undertook as a child refugee from Afghanistan to Denmark. Made with a striking blend of animation, intimate interviews between Jonas and Amin, ‘80s music and archive footage, FLEE details an unforgettable story of self-discovery and relentless will to survive.

The loss of his cultural roots, the discrimination and danger he faced on his journey west, the strange new culture and language he has to assimilate – all are part of the refugee experience vividly brought to screen… David Stratton, The Australian

FLEE tells a remarkable story of displacement and survival that justifies its eclectic, genre-blending approach. – Leslie Felperin, Financial Times