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Flee – In Support of the Refugee Immigration Ministry

Helping Asylum Seekers Rebuild Their Lives on the North Shore

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Tuesday, September 20
7:00 pm
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The Cabot
286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915 United States

In partnership with the North Shore Cluster of the Refugee Immigration Ministry, The Cabot is hosting a screening of the 2021 Academy Award nominated Danish film Flee.

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.

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards, including Best Documentary, Best Animated Film and Best International Film.

Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM) is a nonprofit organization helping refugees and asylum seekers rebuild their lives in Massachusetts. Founded in 1986 as an interfaith ministry, the nonprofit organzation’s original purpose was to offer spiritual care to individuals in detention facilities. As RIM has expanded to other services, the collaboration has brought volunteers together from many cultures and faiths to provide community-based services to uprooted and often isolated persons.

The North Shore Cluster, which has organized this special screening, is an interfaith group of volunteers formed under the guidance of RIM to provide support and friendship to asylum seekers who are bravely rebuilding the lives in our communities. Our cluster supports people who were forced to flee their homes because of war, terrorism and other dangers. We find housing for our guests in Beverly, Salem, and other North Shore cities and towns, while these individuals and families apply for asylum, look for work and become independent. We also provide transportation, assistance grocery shopping, and career-building support and resources.
Learn more at r-i-m.net
Rated PG-13. Run time approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.