Midnight Traveler

Sunday, March 1, at 2:30 pm in Maxwell (S205)

DIRECTOR

Hassan Fazili & Emelie Mahdavian

COUNTRY

USA / Qatar / Canada / UK

RUNNING TIME

87 mins

YEAR

2019

LANGUAGE

English, Afghan, Farsi, Turkish and Bulgarian with English subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM

When Hassan Fazili’s documentary Peace aired on Afghanistan National Television in 2015, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Hassan’s head, forcing him to flee with his wife and two daughters. In their years-long search for sanctuary – desperately seeking refugee protection along the notorious Balkan smuggling route – Hassan’s family filmed their harrowing journey using only their camera phones. Capturing first-hand the dangers and degradations facing asylum-seekers, this gripping vérité story has won multiple awards at festivals around the world, including the Golden Gate Award for Best Documentary Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

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