Midnight Traveler

Midnight Traveler

When the Taliban regime puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee the country. Exposing the absurd brutality that drives a family to a life on the run, this touching autobiographical documentary captures the uncertain journey of those who have no choice but travel by night. Away from homeland, refugees are led to a life in hiding, seeking asylum, struggling to survive in this forced, dark journey.
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Direction: Hassan Fazili
Script: Emelie Mahdavian
Cinematography: Fatima Hussaini, Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili
Editing: Emelie Mahdavian, Kristina Motwani
Sound: Daniel Timmons
Music: Gretchen Jude
Production: Old Chilly Pictures
Producers: Emelie Mahdavian, Su Kim
Co-producers: Fatima Hussaini, Ahmad Imami
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: USA, Qatar, Canada, UK
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 87'
Contact: Doc & Film
Awards/Distinctions: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Special Mention – Berlin IFF 2019 Life Tales Award – Biografilm IFF 2019 Best International Film (Honorable Mention) – Docaviv 2019 Feature Documentary Award – DOXA Documentary FF 2019 Best Documentary / A Different Tomorrow – Reykjavik IFF 2019 Grand Jury Award (Special Mention) – Sheffield IFF 2019 Special Jury Award – Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2019

Hassan Fazili


2019 Midnight Traveler