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1 hrs, 30 mins
Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili, Fatima Hussaini
Hassan Fazili

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When filmmaker Hassan Fazili made a documentary for Afghan television about a Taliban commander seeking peace, the Taliban killed his subject and put a bounty on Hassan’s head, forcing him to flee the country with his wife and two young daughters. Thus began a perilous journey lasting years, covering 3500 miles. Hassan and his wife Fatima are both filmmakers, and they recorded the harrowing trek across numerous borders on three iPhones (little Nargis gets into the act too), capturing the story from the inside with an immediacy and emotional power that grips the viewer. The family shows courage and determination in the face of terrible hardships and dangers, encountering crooked smugglers, hostile border agents and obstructive bureaucrats. The two little girls steal every scene they are in: curious, amazed at new sights, scared, bored, trying to have fun, hopeful, loving. Haunting and heartfelt, Midnight Traveler is the winner of over 10 international honors, including awards at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. (Partially subtitled)

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