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  • Director

    Hassan Fazili

  • Run Time

    87 mins

  • Release Year

    2019

  • Country of Origin

    USAQatarCanada

  • Certificate

    12A

  • Language

    Persian, Bulgarian, Turkish and English with English subtitles

  • Format

    Digital

Midnight Traveler + Short

Part of the Take One Action Film Festival Season

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When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters.

Recording their perilous journey, Fazili shows first hand the violence, danger and uncertainty they encountered in their search for safety. Once the restless flight and the immediate danger end, Midnight Traveler remains as striking in its exploration of the paralysing wait, the indefinite limbo of the asylum-seeking process.

Many documentaries have highlighted the plight of asylum seekers; few have managed to reveal the reality of displacement so powerfully and with such intimacy. Though relying solely on mobile phone footage, Fazili’s filmmaker’s eye captures moments of beauty and poetry – and the love shared between a family on the run.

Presented in association with Oxfam Scotland.

Screening with: AZIZA Soudade Kaadan | Syria / Lebanon | 2019 | 13 min

Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action. We will be joined by guests including Meghan O’Neill, (Campaigns and Engagement Officer, Oxfam Scotland).



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