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Midnight Traveler

Original title
Midnight Traveler
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Emelie Mahdavian
Music
Original music: Gretchen Jude
Cast
Producer
Old Chilly Pictures LLC
Genre
Documentary | Family Relationships. Terrorism. Religion
Synopsis / Plot
In 2015, a death threat from the Taliban saw Afghan director Hassan Fazili and his wife Fatima Hussaini, also a filmmaker, in exactly this situation. Together with their two daughters Nargis (11) and Zahra (6), they flee from their homeland to distant Europe in search of safety. The couple, and their two daughters, use their mobile phones to film their journey, which was to last several years. On the Balkan route, during long and uncertain stays in various refugee camps, they draw strength from documenting their difficult situation. Despite adversities and setbacks, the parents never once lose their humanity. They bear all manner of hardships and hope for a better future for their daughters, who become more and more independent as the long journey progresses.
Awards
2019: Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize - Documentary (World Cinema)
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