Midnight Traveller

Midnight Traveller
  • 2019
  • Directed by: Hassan Fazili
  • Language: Persian, English, Turkish, Bulgarian
  • UK release: 17 January 2020

Documentary by Afghan filmmaker Fazili about his own family’s escape from Afghanistan after he makes a Taliban leader the subject of one of his films. Fazili, his filmmaker wife Fatima and their family filmed their own plight over three years using mobile phones, making for an indelible and harrowing account of being a refugee. Urgent and essential.

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Midnight Traveller

13 Jan 20204 stars

A family's flight from Afghanistan becomes a gripping and essential documentary

'They don't care about us,' goes the Michael Jackson song featured in Afghan director Hassan Fazili's documentary – a song that feels different in the context of a family's bitter flight for survival. Working with producer-writer Emelie Mahdavian…

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