Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Year Released: 2021
Filmmaker Rasmussen interviews "Amin" (not his real name), a childhood friend, and gets him to talk about his childhood in his native Kabul, Afghanistan, and how he had to run from the Mujahideen, ended up in Russia, then Estonia and eventually Copenhagen. While my heartfelt sympathy goes out to "Amin" and all people like him who had to do anything to survive a clearly horrendous situation, but the way his particular scenario is presented here isn't exactly the most believable: the mixture of mediums is off-putting (the Saturday morning cartoon animation is a stark contrast from the horrors of war) and there seems to be some glaring holes in the narrative, like where did all that money come to pay the traffickers, and Amin's narrative appears to have several "gaps" in it: telling the director his family is dead and then later on are quite alive also struck me as being odd ... although he does try to explain himself. On the human side I'm very happy the narrator is leading a happy life with a soon-to-be husband and the ability to attend an Ivy League school here in the United States, but the skeptic in me has too many questions. You know what they say: trust but verify.