Join us in Wokingham for a special Refugee Week screening of the Oscar and BAFTA nominated Flee, followed by a Q&A Panel with special guests discussing the film and wider refugee issues.
Presented in partnership with Wokingham Film Society
In FLEE, the Grand Jury Prize winner at this year’s 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.
Flee: Film Screening + Q&A Panel
Thu 16th June | 7:30pm – 11:00pm | Whitty Theatre, Wokingham, RG40 3EU
About Refugee Support Group
Refugee Support Group helps refugees and asylum seekers to rebuild their lives in Berkshire.
Started in 1994 by a group of refugees, we now provide services to hundreds of families and individuals across all of Berkshire.
We support refugees from more than 50 countries who have escaped war, violence, persecution and modern slavery. Many have been victims of human trafficking. Some have been tortured. Some have No Recourse to Public Funds.
We provide a safe space, OISC accredited advice, practical support and social activities. We run English classes and assist with accessing education, volunteering and employment. We empower our community to access their rights, signpost to specialised services, and campaign and raise awareness of issues refugees face.