Midnight Traveler


Midnight Traveler

Hassan FaziliAfghanistan – 2019

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.

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 travelers they meet on their odyssey.

Original Title Midnight Traveler
German Title Midnight Traveler
French Title Midnight Traveler
Other Titles Midnight Traveler
Directed by Hassan Fazili
Country Afghanistan
Available Formats DCP
Screenplay Emelie Mahdavian
Film Editing Emelie Mahdavian
Soundtrack Gretchen Jude
Cinematography Fatima Hussaini, Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili
Sound Daniel Timmons
Production Emelie Mahdavian, Su Kim
Runtime 87 Min.
Language Dari, Englisch/d/f + i
Nargis Fazili Nargis Fazili
Zahra Fazili Zahra Fazili
Fatima Hussaini Fatima Hussaini
Hassan Fazili Hassan Fazili

Sundance Film Festival 2019
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award

Berlinale Panorama
Lobende Erwähnung der Friedensfilmpreis-Jury
Publikumspreis 2. Rang

Visions du réel, Nyon
Grand Angle - Prix du Public

Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano
Premio Diritti Umani all’Autore 2019

«Ein absolut notwendiger, einzigartiger Film und ein Werk von grosser Intimität und Ehrlichkeit.» Bruno Rudolf von Rohr, Programmzeitung

«Mit drei Mobilfunkgeräten haben sie daraus ein Roadmovie gemacht, das viel mehr als bloss eine Art Logbuch der Selbstrettung einer Familie ist. 'Midnight Traveler' setzt Angst, Frust und zermürbender Langeweile eine Poesie des Augenblicks entgegen, die sich aus Wolkenformationen, Vogelschwärmen, dem Lachen der Kinder, den Gesprächen der Eltern ergibt. Die Rettung ist auch das gute Bild.» Tagesspiegel

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