LRSJ and ANU Film Group present 'Flee'

Presented by ANU College of Law

Join us for the film screening and panel discussion of 'Flee' (Flugt), 2021. Flee follows the journey of Amin Nawabi, an Afghan refugee who grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one which now threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon-to-be husband. Revealing his story for the first time to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, his close friend and high school classmate, Amin recounts the extraordinary journey he undertook in the 1980s as a child refugee from war-torn Kabul to Denmark.

You may have seen documentaries about extraordinary refugee stories, but none like this: made with a striking blend of animation, intimate interviews between Jonas and Amin, '80s music and archive footage, Flee brings an unforgettable story of self-discovery to life. Winner of over 20 awards, this loving tribute to a survivor made history by being the first film ever nominated in the Best International Film, Best Animated Feature and Best Documentary Feature categories at the Oscars.
A panel discussion will follow the screening. The panel includes:
  • Renee Dixson, chair of the Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN), an LGBTIQ+ refugee-led organisation
  • Professor Des Manderson, ANU College of Law & Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, author of Danse Macabre: Temporalities of Law in the Visual Arts (2019)
  • Dr Jessica Hambly, Senior Lecturer of Law, Deputy Director of Law Reform and Social Justice, expert in refugee law
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