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Ignite High School Screening


In Flee, the Oscar-nominated film and winner of the Grandy Jury Prize at Sundance, filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen tells a poignant story of belonging and the search for identity. Amin’s life has been defined by his past and a secret he’s kept for over 20 years. Forced to leave his home country of Afghanistan as a young child with his mother and siblings, Amin now grapples with how his past will affect his future in Denmark and the life he is building with his soon-to-be husband. Told brilliantly through the use of animation to protect his identity, Amin looks back over his life, opening up for the first time about his past, his trauma, the truth about his family and their long and arduous journey to safety, and his acceptance of his own sexuality. Deeply moving and ultimately uplifting, this is a film that expands the definition of documentary and brings the lived experience of global migration and the lifelong impact of these harrowing experiences into sharp and unflinching focus.


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Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen
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Country of Origin Denmark/Sweden/Norway/France
Year 2021
Language English, Danish, Russian, Dari and Swedish
Content Warning Thematic content, disturbing images and strong language
Rating PG
90 min

Education Resources

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Primary Curriculum Interests:

  • Media 10
  • Film and Television 11
  • English 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Social Studies 9, 10
  • Social Justice 12
  • Political Studies 12
  • Animation

Other Curriculum Interests:

  • Directing and Script Development 12
  • Drama 9 + 10

In-Cinema Only: June 8, 9:30 am, Vancity Theatre

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Free for schools, capacity for all films is limited. To book, submit your request with the online form below. Our Ignite team will respond to confirm availability and complete your booking.


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Executive Producer

Riz Ahmed, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danny Gabai, Natalie Farrey & Jannat Gargi, Hayley Pappas, Matt Ippolito, Philippa Kowarsky


Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen


Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Amin


Kenneth Ladekjær


Janus Billeskov Jansen

Original Music

Uno Helmersson