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Flugt / Flee

Audience Award: Nyon Visions du Réel, Swiss

Friday - 09/23/2022
7:30 PM - City Kino Wedding 
Followed by a Q&A with Art Director Jess Nicholls
Documentary, Animation / Flee / Denmark / 2021 / Language: Denish / Subtitles: English / 89 Min.
Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Art Director: Jess Nicholls
Writer: Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Animation Director: Kenneth Ladekjær, Guillaume Dousse
Producer: Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Charlotte De La Gournerie
Editor: Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound: Edward Björner, Tormod Ringnes
Music: Uno Helmersson

Today Amin is a successful academic. In the 1990s, he fled from Afghanistan to a small Danish town, where he was granted asylum as an unaccompanied minor. He met director Jonas Poher Rasmussen when he was 15. Since then, the two have shared a deep friendship. The painful secret behind Amin’s flight was unknown to Jonas for a long time. For only now is Amin ready to tell his story.
Using the unique format of an animated documentary, art director Jess Nicholls and director Jonas Poher Rasmussen create a
remarkably humanising and complex film, that allows Amin (a pseudonym) to stay anonymous and protect his family.