January 24, 2020
Hassan Fazili & Emelie Mahdavian
USA / Qatar / Canada / UK
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.