Midnight Traveler

Friday, November 8 | 5:30 pm

Saturday, November 9 | 5:30 pm

Sunday, November 10 | 2 pm


“When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee the country with his family. Chronicling every step from inside the action, Fazili, his filmmaker wife, and their young daughters trek across Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Serbia—scurrying through perilous landscapes, huddling in freezing forests, cramming into rattling vehicles. As they endure smugglers, gangs, and refugee camps, the camera witnesses not only the danger and desperation but also the exuberance and tenderness of this irresistible, loving family. For Fazili, framing their story becomes an assertion of control, humanity, and self-expression in a situation where none exists. With its radical subjectivity, visceral footage, and poetic form, Midnight Traveler is a migration story like no other.” –Sundance Institute


Director Hassan Fazili | 2019 | In English and Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Bulgarian with English subtitles | 90 minutes | NR | DCP

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