FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.  A secret he has been hiding for over twenty years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself. He recounts his dramatic journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan to Denmark. Told mostly through animation, FLEE weaves together a stunning tapestry of images and memories to tell the deeply affecting and original story of a young man grappling with his traumatic past in order to find his true self and the meaning of home.



The film is directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen known for SEARCHING FOR BILL and WHAT HE DID.


FLEE had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary section.


A thrilling, masterful survival story. Danish filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen uses a visually startling approach to bring one man’s revelatory story to life. … It’s activism, therapy, and great cinema all at once


A powerful and poetic memoir of personal struggle and self-discovery that expands the definition of documentary

The Hollywood Reporter

«Powerful… FLEE is also a rare window into the eyes of a refugee who is experiencing this displacement as a closeted young gay man» – The Playlist

Denmark 2021


Jonas Poher Rasmussen


Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Production company

Final Cut for Real, Sun Creature Studio


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Film Festivals
Sundance Film Festival – 2021