Midnight Traveler

Hassan Fazili - 87'
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SYNOPSIS

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee the country with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing the family’s journey firsthand, Fazili documents their harrowing trek across numerous borders revealing the danger and uncertainty facing refugees seeking asylum juxtaposed with the unbreakable love shared amongst the family on the run.

AWARDS

SUNDANCE
No Borders - World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award

BERLINALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Special Mention (from the Independent Peace Film Committee), Commendation (from the Ecumenical Jury) and 2nd Place Panorama Audience Award (in the Panorama Dokumente Category).

DOC EDGE FESTIVAL- NEW ZEALAND
Best International Feature

CINETOPIA FILM FESTIVAL
Festival Award - World Documentary

DOCAVIV FILM FESTIVAL
Best International Film - Honorable Mention

BIOGRAFILM FESTIVAL
LifeTales Award | Biografilm Festival 2019
Awarded by the Jury to the most moving biographical story in the International Competition

DOCUMENTA MADRID
Cineteca Madrid Audience Award for Best Feature Film

Special Mention International Competitive Section

DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
DOXA FEATURE DOCUMENTARY AWARD, Honourable Mention

SALEM FILM FESTIVAL
Editing Award

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SFFILM)
Golden Gate Award, McBaine Documentary Feature Award Winner

SHEFFIELD INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
Grand Jury Award, Special Mention

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Special Jury Award, International Competition

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True Life Fund Recipient

CATEGORY

#fightforyourfreedom

CAST

DIRECTOR:
Hassan Fazili
PRODUCER:
Emelie Mahdavian, Su Kim
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili, Fatima Hossaini
EDITOR:
Emelie Mahdavian

INFORMATION

Country:
USA, Qatar, Canada, UK
Original language:
Farsi
Year:
2019

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
87 min