Flee, among the most acclaimed animated features of the year, can now be streamed for free by animation professionals and students. The film has been added to The Animation Showcase, a streaming platform which makes award contenders and other content available to those in the industry.
The documentary, a Danish-French-Swedish-Norwegian co-production, is based on the testimony of Amin (a pseudonym), a gay man who fled war-torn Afghanistan as a child and is now living in Denmark. It interweaves limited animation and archive footage to tell his tale of trauma, secrecy, and shame. The film is directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, and was released theatrically in the U.S. last month by Neon and Participant.
Flee has had a terrific year, winning at Sundance, Annecy, the European Film Awards, and many critics’ awards. It has four Annie nominations, and is shortlisted for both best documentary and best international film at the Oscars. It could conceivably become the first film to be nominated in both categories and for best animated feature, too.