Demark’s Oscar entry for Best International Feature Film, and winner of over 20 film awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, 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 Jonas Poher 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.
This screening is a fund-raiser for The Refugee Action Collective Victoria
RAC-Vic is a non-profit democratic grass roots collective with the objective of protecting refugee rights through campaign activism and community education. RAC-Vic stands for the humane and dignified treatment of asylum seekers and refugees in accordance with Australia’s international and humanitarian obligations.
RAC-Vic is fundraising to send two members to Indonesia, where about 14,000 refugees including Afghans who have fled Afghanistan are in limbo, with no current prospect of resettlement. This is a direct outcome of Australia’s harsh policies towards refugees who attempt to get to Australia by boat.
RAC plans to meet with Refugees in Indonesia and raise their issues with the Australian government and community.
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