Flee

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Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Produced by Final Cut for Real
Animation Producer Sun Creature
CoProduced by Vivement Lundi!, MostFilm, Mer Film
In Coproduction with Arte France, Pictanovo Région Hauts de France, VPRO
In Association with Vice Studios, Ryot Films, Left Handed Films
Executive Producers: Riz Ahmed, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), a 36-year-old high-achieving academic, grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail
the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen — his close friend and high-school classmate, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan. Through heartfelt interviews between Jonas and Amin, FLEE tells an unforgettable story of self-discovery. Showing how only by confronting the past is it possible to carve out a future, and the universal
truth that only when you stop fleeing from who you are can you find the true meaning of home.

The Team

Jonas Poher Ramussen (Writer, Director) is a Danish/French film director born in 1981. He debuted in 2006 with the acclaimed TV documentary Something About Halfdan, followed by a series of radio documentaries from around the world. He graduated from the Danish film school Super16 in 2010.
His feature film debut Searching for Bill, a mix of documentary and fiction, won him the Nordic Dox award at CPH:DOX, and the international competition prize at DocAviv. In November 2015 he premiered his latest documentary What He Did, which won the prestigious Fipresci (Int. Federation of Film Critics) at Thessaloniki Film Fest. 2016. 
His new film FLEE, an animated documentary about a close friend, was officially selected for Cannes 2020. 
Monica Hellström (Delegate producer) has been a producer at Final Cut for Real since 2010. She previously worked at Upfront Films and The Danish Film Institute’s Film Workshop. She graduated from EAVE Producer Workshop in 2010, holds an MA in film from the University of Copenhagen (DK) and a BA in film from the University of Bedfordshire (UK). She is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was selected for Producer on the Move, Cannes 2020. She among others produced the film The Distant Barking of Dogs that became shortlisted to an Oscar® in 2018, nominated for a European Film Award and won more than 30 awards including the Best Documentary, First Appearance – IDFA, a Peabody Award, Spotlight Award, Cinema Eye award, Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary – Göteborg Film Festival, a McBaine Documentary Feature Award, San Francisco Film Festival, a Golden Alexander Award – Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

Charlotte De La Gournerie (co-producer & Animation Producer) is Executive Producer and Ceo of Sun Creature Denmark & France. She is devoted to bringing meaningful and inspiring entertainment and content to a global audience with the potential to fuel important conversations and bring about positive change.

As a Producer, Charlotte is especially drawn to original projects with high ambitions, both in terms of story and visual expression. As a founding member of Sun Creature, Charlotte insists on staying true to the creator’s intention and vision, and is committed to helping creative talents reach their full potential. She allows artists to explore freely in a strong conviction that this is how to best serve the art and cultivate a creative environment. As Co-Founder, Charlotte has high ambitions for Sun Creature and remains strong in her desire to help shape the studio and carve out its unique portfolio.