The Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program hosted a free public screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary “FLEE” on November 2 at the Baker Institute. This animated film tells the powerful story of child refugee Amin Nawabi, who was forced to escape from his home in Afghanistan at 12 years old and live in Denmark without his family as an LGBTQ youth. The film is a reflection of the convoluted journeys and hardships that asylum-seekers and refugees endure as they become forcibly displaced and seek refuge elsewhere.
Refreshments were offered at a reception before the screening. Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Women's Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program, provided welcome and closing remarks.
The event is the third in a series on Afghanistan presented by the Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program that started in spring 2022. The first event in the series featured a conversation with former Afghan Minister of Women’s Affairs Dr. Sima Samar; watch a video recording here. The second event featured a panel discussion on the rapid evacuation mission in 2021 and the subsequent resettlement process; a video of this conversation can be viewed here.
This event is sponsored by the Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East. Follow @Baker_EPDCtrME on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerAfghanistan.
5:30 pm — Reception
6:00 pm — Film Screening
Registration is closed.
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Kelsey Norman, Ph.D.
Fellow for the Middle East and Director, Women's Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program