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Midnight Traveler

Directed by Hassan Fazili

USA, Qatar, UK, Canada / 86 mins / NC16 – Some Coarse Language

Singapore Premiere

Midnight Traveler

Singapore Premiere

Directed by Hassan Fazili
USA, Qatar, UK, Canada / 86 mins / NC16 – Some Coarse Language

SYNOPSIS

In 2015, filmmaker Hassan Fazili profiled a Taliban commander turned civilian. After it aired on national television, the Taliban executed his documentary subject and put a hit out for Fazili. He fled with his family to Tajikistan, only to be deported back months later. Faced with a hostile homeland, they chart a course for safer soils that will take them through border fences, anti-immigrant gangs and Kafkaesque bureaucracies.

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Shot entirely on smartphones, Midnight Traveler is a rare instance of a refugee telling their own story. Access to the camera is shared among Fazili, his wife and their two young daughters, creating an intimate diary of a family in limbo and the pockets of humanity, and inhumanity, they find in it.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Hassan Fazili is an Afghan filmmaker who has developed documentaries, television serials and theatre plays. His short films have explored women’s and children’s rights in Afghanistan. Midnight Traveler is his feature film debut, and it won prizes at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival this year.

CAST & INFORMATION

Year:

2019

Language(s):

Farsi

Producer:

Emelie Mahdavian, Su Kim

Cast:

Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili, Fatima Hussaini

Screenwriter:

Emelie Mahdavian

Contact Company:

Doc & Film International

Contact Email:

SCREENING INFO

The Projector – Green Room
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 / 2:15 PM

Filmmaker in Attendance

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