Animated film festival hit ‘Flee’ tells story of gay Afghan refugee

A gay Afghan refugee’s story is told in a powerful animated short. 

In Flee, which hails from director Jonah Poher Rasmussen, and executive produced by Riz Ahmed and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Afghan refugee Amin is about to be married to his husband, Kasper. Told mostly through flashbacks, Amin recounts details from his past, as his impending marriage compels him to come to terms with a painful secret that he has kept hidden for 20 years — a secret that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon-to-be husband. 

Flee, which was also awarded the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has been a hit at film festivals around the globe. It will also close the NewFest, New York’s LGBTQ+ film festival, this weekend. If you are in the New York area, you should definitely check it out! 

Watch the trailer for Flee below, and read director Jonah Poher Rasmussen’s recent interview with Out Magazine

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