Fri 21 Feb - Tue 25 Feb 2020
Fri 21 Feb - Tue 25 Feb 2020

88 minutes – Qatar / United Kingdom / Canada / United States 2019 – Documentary – Dir: Hassan Fazili
Featuring: Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili and Zahra Fazili

In 2015, after Hassan Fazili’s documentary Peace aired on Afghan national television, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Hassan’s head. Hassan looked at his wife and his daughters, and he knew they had to flee their home. Over the course of their multi-year saga in search of safety, the family grasped onto the only means they had to assert control over their situation: their camera-phones.
Hassan and his wife Fatima are both filmmakers, and they are educating their daughters and encouraging them to be artists. The whole family shot this autobiographical film, which began when they sought and were rejected for refugee protection and follows them along the notorious Balkan smuggling route. As they experienced increasingly degrading circumstances, the family latched on to filmmaking as a way to not just survive, but retain their humanity.

Midnight Traveler is a gripping vérité story made by a family on the run. Their unique access and artistic vision provide an intimate portrait of a loving family and the myriad fellow travellers they meet on their odyssey.

Fri 21 Feb
9.10pm
Sat 22 Feb
9.10pm
Sun 23 Feb
4.10pm / 9.10pm
Mon 24 Feb
9.10pm
Tues 25 Feb
9.10pm
Gripping...a powerful, personal piece of work
The Guardian
Gripping...a powerful, personal piece of work
The Guardian
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