Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
(2021, Digital, in Danish, English, Dari, Russian, and Swedish with English subtitles)

In this compelling documentary, told mostly through animation, a man opens up about his past for the first time. Amin (a pseudonym) shares his journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan. Talking in his own voice to his neighbor, Danish filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Amin reveals a painful secret kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life Amin has built for himself and his soon-to-be husband. Flee received the World Cinema Grand Jury Award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Flee made history as the first film nominated for Academy Awards in all of these categories: Best International Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Animated Feature. The 2022 Oscars ceremony takes place March 27.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Franci Neely; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; and L’Alliance Française de Houston.


Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
(Denmark/Sweden/Norway/France/USA/Slovenia/Estonia/Spain/Italy/Finland, 2021, 90 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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