Recommended for ages 13 and up
Berkeley-based independent filmmaker Bill Kinder began his career in documentary, news, and sports, with a focus on editing and creating experimental nonfiction films. He then worked at American Zoetrope and later Pixar, where he was founding director of editorial and post-production from 1996 to 2014.
Daniel Karimyar, Farhan Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh,
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 using animation interspersed with archival footage 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. “This extraordinary tale of the desperate lengths a gay Afghan man was forced to go to in order to escape persecution is a powerful testament to human endurance” (Peter Bradshaw, Guardian).
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