One of the most riveting and captivating films of the year, with breathtaking animation, FLEE recounts the true story of Afghan refugee Amin Nawabi. Living in Denmark, on the cusp of marriage, Amin reveals a secret that he has kept for 20 years. For the first time in his life Amin shares the story of his daring escape from Afghanistan as a child refugee in the 1990s.

Told through animation as Amin shares his story with his longtime friend director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, the film follows his extraordinary and harrowing journey across borders and languages as he seeks out refuge in Europe. Utterly engrossing, with its ingenious blend of narration, animation and archival footage, FLEE is at once a survival thriller and a coming of age drama. While this film conveys some of the universal experiences of refugees from across the globe, as a new wave of Afghan refugees flee their homes, FLEE is more poignant and urgent than ever.

-Anna Page



Showtime Dates: November 6, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Consolidated Theatres Kahala
Passholder Access: All Access, Supporter

Online Access

Access Window: November 10, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: All Access, Supporter, Hale Virtual Festival, Individual
Only Accessible from: HAWAII ONLY

Live Stream

Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Jonas Poher Rasmussen
SCREENWRITER(S)Jonas Poher Rasmussen
CASTMilad Eskandari, Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzdeh
CINEMATOGRAPHERMauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: Hawai‘i Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 83 Minutes
LANGUAGE: Danish, Dari, English, Russian, Swedish, with English subtitles


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