Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), a 36-year-old high-achieving academic, grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen – his close friend and high-school classmate, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan. Through heartfelt interviews between Jonas and Amin, Flee tells an unforgettable story of self-discovery. Showing how only by confronting the past is it possible to carve out a future, and the universal truth that only when you stop fleeing from who you are can you find the true meaning of home.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Script: Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Amin Nawabi
Editing: Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound: Fredrik Jonsäter
Music: Uno Helmersson
Production: Final Cut for Real, Sun Creature
Producers: Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Charlotte de la Gournerie
Co-production: Vivement Lundi, MostFilm, Mer Film, ARTE France, VPRO
Co-producers: Jean-François Le Corre, Mathieu Courtois, Charlotte Most, Maria Ekerhovd, Anne Charbonnel, Alex Szalat, Thomas Gammeltof, Barbara Truyen
Executive producer: Riz Ahmed, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danny Gabai, Natalie Farrey, Jannat Gargi, Hayley Pappas, Matt Ippolito, Philippa Kowarsky
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 93'
Distribution in Greece: StraDa Films
Contact: StraDa Films
Awards/Distinctions: Grand Jury Award (World Cinema Documentary) – Sundance Ff 2021, Best Nordic Documentary – Götenborg FF 2021, Audience Award – Visions Du Réel 2021, Best Documentary, Audience Award – Biografilm 2021, The Crystal Prize, The Gan Foundation, Best Score – Annecy FF 2021, Grand Prix Millennium Award, Best Film on Psychology, The Lower Silesia Grand Prix – Docs Against Gravity 2021, Audience Award – Nordisk Panorama 2021, Ocaña Prize For Freedom – Seville European FF 2021, Best Feature Film – Viborg A

Animation Director: Kenneth Ladekjær
The screening is followed by a discussion with Rebecca Camhi, Art gallery owner.

Jonas Poher Rasmussen


2003 Easa 2002: A Journey to Vis (short)
2008 Closed Doors (short fiction)
2012 Searching for Bill
2015 What He Did
2021 Flee