MIDNIGHT TRAVELER

Two Afghan filmmakers, a couple with daughters, record their endless journey as they flee from the Taliban. Spending the night out in the open, crossing borders, traversing forests and living in refugee camps... they try to make their situation a legal one. We experience the deep commitment of the entire family who, without ever losing hope, immerses us in the hardships of the journey, in the rawness of survival.

Director: Hassan Fazili

Country: USA, United Kingdom, Qatar, Canada

Year of production: 2019

Genre: Documentary

Language: Farsi and english with catalan subtitles

Duration: 87 min

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:

- DocumentaMadrid - International Film Competition (2019)
- Berlinale - Panorama Selection (2018)
- Sundance Film Festival - World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award (2019 - 2018)

THE DIRECTOR

Hassan Fazili

Hassan Fazili has developed theater plays, documentaries, short films, and several popular television series in Afghanistan. In 2011, he was selected by the British Council to attend the Sheffield/ DocFest for documentary filmmaking networking and training. His films Mr. Fazili’s Wife and Life Again! both push the envelope on issues of women’s, children’s and disability rights in Afghanistan, and have won awards at numerous international festivals. He also worked as a Location Manager on Feo Aladag’s In Between Worlds, which premiered at the 2014 Berlinale, and as a Camera Operator on the IDFA-selected-film Voice of a Nation: My Journey Through Afghanistan. His documentary Peace in Afghanistan, which was made for national television, profiled Taliban commander Mullah Tur Jan, who laid down arms in favor of a peaceful civilian life.