On being a refugee
Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Certificate 15, 83 minutes
Released 11 February
Review for Reform magazine, February 2022.
There have been animated films about life under the Taliban in Afghanistan before, including The Breadwinner (reviewed in Reform, June 2018), but Flee is different. It covers not only the experience of fleeing your home country, but also the psychological aftermath once you successfully settle in another country. And although animated, it’s a documentary based on a real person. Amin (not his real name), a gay Danish citizen due shortly to marry his long-time partner Kasper, is persuaded by a radio journalist to give a series of interviews about his history as a refugee. His experiences have taken their toll and now threaten to undermine his relationship with Kasper.
Amin’s fond memories of childhood are very different from the way we now think of Afghanistan. As a young boy… [Read more…]
Full review in Reform magazine, February 2022.
Read my alternative review here.