Who does a man become when he flees his country? Does he lose his identity? Or perhaps he gains a new one?

On Thursday, 9 June 2022, the UG Film Centre hosted a screening of “Flee” (2021) movie, directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen. The multi-nominated and award-winning animated production tells the story of Amin, who fled Afghanistan because of war. The protagonist travels a long way in search of a home and a place in the world where he can truly be himself. The film is a personal story about facing the past, growing up and discovering your sexual identity.

The film screening was accompanied by a discussion ‘Difficult migrations? The refugee crisis once again’, moderated by Marta Maciejewska, PhD. After watching the film, the audience had a chance to exchange their opinions on Rasmussen’s movie and to learn more about migration crises in the world today. Elżbieta Czapka, PhD, a sociologist from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Gdańsk, shared her experience of research on migration and helping refugees.

The event was organised by Irena Chawrilska, PhD, as part of the CZR UG’s Culturally on Sustainable Development Programme.