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Nominated for 3 Oscars, the animated documentary 'Flee' is unique by all measures

Kpolly here. This week on Cinebuds we'll be talking about a film (the only film ever?) to be Oscar-nominated as Best International Feature, Best Animated Film AND Best Documentary. What kind of film can span all three categories?

We're talking about Jonas Poher Rasmussen's film "Flee." "Flee" tells the story of a refugee from Afghanistan, Amin, and the often horrific journey he made to find a safe home. Along with the recounting of events that led Amin to where he is today, we discover a secret he has kept for many years and how that secret has shaped him.  


We get to know Amin and see his family, his pain, his joy, and his story. While we may not see his face in the film, we get to know him in a way that don't through a broad soundbite about "the immigration issue" on the news. This is a real story about a real person.  

We'll discuss the film and how animation plays many roles in the film and makes it such a unique selection. We'll also talk about what else we've been watching.

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