Midnight Traveler

Midnight Traveler

Director: Hassan Fazili

Screening time: 09.04.2019. 19:00

Screening location: Kino Tuškanac

Runtime: 87 min

Awards: Berlinale (2019) - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention, Panorama, Sundance Film Festival (2019) - World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (2019)

Synopsis:

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. 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.

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