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By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Animated refugee docu shows compassion and hope; language.

Movie PG-13 2022 89 minutes
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Animated documentary film is a trend I hope continues

This film offers a great alternative to the person in shadow with their voice changed to protect their identity. How about an animated film? The film is able to depict so much more as a documentary film because it is animated. I hope that this is a trend that will continue. It is beautifully drawn and stays with you slow and sad as it seeps into your thoughts. Leaving is hard, arriving is hard and separation is very hard.

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This powerful animated documentary, which is so full of compassion and empathy, is one of the most striking pieces of filmmaking witnessed for years. Flee is fully deserving of its three Oscar nominations: for Best Documentary, Best International Feature Film, and Best Animated Feature. It's so layered and moving that it almost overwhelms you. Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen moves so seamlessly between animation and archive footage, employing a technique that really hammers home the realism that can often be lost in the former art form.

At times the film is almost too difficult to digest, yet it's impossible to turn away from, remaining cinematic throughout. But above anything, it's just a staggering story -- one that is somehow so full of hope. By bringing compassion and a sense of humanity to a subject that dominates headlines around the world, Flee is a reminder that we're all the same, and that we should be seeking to help each other, not resist one another.

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