AN acclaimed film which graphically outlines the true tale of an Afghan refugee seeking to better himself – and the hurdles he has to overcome – is being screened in Keighley.

Flee – which has a Parental Guidance certificate – tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon-to-be husband.

The story is recounted mostly through animation to Danish director Jonas Poher Rasmussen.

Flee is the latest offering from Keighley Film Club and will be shown at the town's Picture House on Sunday, June 19. Doors open at 5.35pm. Non-members are welcome.

Alan Watkinson, for the club, said: "Flee has won unanimous acclaim and awards for the animation story, thematic content, subject matter and LGBT representation. It took a Grand Jury prize at the Sundance festival and 'best feature film' at Manchester Animation Festival 2021, amongst many accolades.

"Rotten Tomatoes film and TV website gave it a 97 per cent rating, stating: 'depicting the refugee experience through vivid animation, Flee pushes the boundaries of documentary film making to present a moving memoir of self discovery'."