Midnight Traveler

Directed by: Hassan Fazili


Total Runtime: 87 min

Country of Origin: USA/Qatar/Canada/UK

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival 2019; Second Place, Panorama Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2019

Crown Hall
Friday May - 31 - 3:00 pm





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In 2015, after Hassan Fazili’s documentary Peace aired on Afghan national television, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Hassan’s head. Hassan looked at his wife and his daughters, and he knew they had to flee their home. Over the course of their multi-year saga in search of safety, the family grasped onto the only means they had to assert control over their situation: their camera-phones. Midnight Traveler is a gripping vérité story made by a family on the run. Their unique access and artistic vision provide an intimate portrait of a loving family and the myriad fellow travelers they meet on their odyssey. In Dari with English subtitles.