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  Jonas Poher Rasmussen

  Denmark     90 minutes


Marrying striking animation and archival footage to breathtaking effect, Flee retraces one man’s harrowing experiences escaping life under Taliban rule. Amin Nawabi, a 36-year-old academic, recounts his childhood flight from Kabul in the mid-1990s, which took him first to Russia and then onto Denmark in search of a new country to call home. As he reflects on his traumatic past, Amin grapples with a painful secret in the present that threatens to derail the life he’s built for himself and his soon-to-be-husband. Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Flee is visually dazzling, profoundly moving, and, at a moment when the resurgent Taliban once again controls Afghanistan, shockingly relevant.

 Danish, Dari, English, Russian, Swedish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Fri, Oct 15 @ 3:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

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In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 16 @ 2:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

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Virtual Screening

Available to stream for a 72-hour watch window beginning Oct 21 @ 6:00pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

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Film Credits

  •   Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  •   Jonas Poher Rasmussen
  •   Rashid Aitouganov
  •   Final Cut for Real, Sun Creature, Vivement Lundi!, Mostfilm, Mer Film, VICE STUDIOS, LEFT HANDED FILMS, WORLD SALES - CINEPHIL,


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Logo: WTTW (2019)

Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin