Flee (15)

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Starring: Daniel Karimyar Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari Belal Faiz (Voices)
Animated, Documentary | Denmark | 2021
1 hr 30 mins | Subtitles

“Flee” was written and directed by filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen. Growing up in Copenhagen, Rasmussen became friends with a similarly aged Afghan refugee named Amin. Amin had fled Afghanistan in the late 1980s and arrived as a refugee in Denmark alone. The two stayed in touch as Rasmussen pursued filmmaking and as Amin pursued his doctoral degree. This animated documentary is the result of their reflections from the past and its implications on the present. The film takes the audience back to Amin’s childhood and adolescence in Afghanistan and the turbulent events he endured during the country’s civil war, the Russian invasion, and the confusing cultural and social changes that Afghanis have had to endure. “Flee” is a standout documentary enhanced by some very fine and evocative animation.


Paul Taberham, Arts University Bournemouth

Paul Taberham is Associate Professor at the Arts University Bournemouth, where he teaches theory and history to students on the Animation Production course. He is the author of Lessons in Perception: The Avant-Garde Filmmaker as Practical Psychologist (2018) and the co-editor of Cognitive Media Theory (2014) and Experimental Animation: From Analogue to Digital (2019). Topics he has published on include animation aesthetics, experimental film and animation, cognitive film theory and narratology. Future publications include the forthcoming book Animated Visions: Theory, History, Aesthetics and a co-edited anthology titled The Stories We Tell: Perspectives on Screen Narration.


Event Information

Monday 17 Oct. 7.30 pm
Introduction by Paul Taberham, Arts University Bournemouth who will talk about the film at the end and answer questions.
The Mowlem Theatre BH19 1DD
£7.50: £5.50 (students and under 25s)





Additional information

Additional information


ANIMATION, Documentary, Foreign Language


Mowlem Theatre