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
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.