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8 March 2023 - 8 March 2023

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA

  • Free but a small fee applies when booking tickets online via the Gala website

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The School of Modern Languages and Cultures has teamed up with Durham University BFI partnership and Curzon Artificial Eye to present…


In FLEE, the Grand Jury Prize winner at the 2021 Sundance Festival, 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 his acceptance of his own sexuality.

The screening will include a short introduction, and will be followed by a panel discussion.

Panel members:

  • Dr Yarí Peréz-Marin, Durham University
  • Dr Sacramento Rosello, Durham University
  • Dr Jonny Darling, Durham University

The Durham University BFI partnership is a creative collaboration giving students the unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and access landmark independent films on the BFI Player streaming service. The partnership showcases a series of film focused events throughout the year.


Free but a small fee applies when booking tickets online via the Gala website