Documentary Feature | 90 minutes

HIFF 2021

 Documentary Competition

Directed by
Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Produced by
Signe Byrge Sørensen, Monica Hellstrøm

Written by
Jonas Poher Rasmussen

2021 | Danish/English/Russian/Dari/Swedish | Denmark/France/Sweden/Norway

Told through a mix of animation and archival footage in order to protect the anonymity of the protagonist, FLEE follows Amin, an Afghan refugee who recounts how he escaped his native country as a teen, his years-long perilous journey through multiple countries, and his constant pursuit of a place in which he could freely explore his identity and feel a sense of belonging. Now on the verge of marriage, Amin decides to reveal his hidden past for the first time—and the secret he has been hiding for over twenty years threatens to ruin the life he has built. A masterful reimagining of the medium, FLEE is a poetic and arresting tale of self-discovery that won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

• FLEE also screens as part of the Conflict & Resolution Signature Program.