Project Description

Midnight Traveler


When the Taliban put an award on Hassan Fazili’s head because of a movie he made in 2015, he had to flee with his wife and two daughters. During the journey, Fazili holds on to life by making movies and reflects the dangers faced by asylum seekers and what can happen to a fugitive family. The Midnight Traveler is a true family story, shot by a family. After a while, the viewers leave the feeling that they are watching a movie and the empathy that is established with realism turns into a confrontation.

  • Sundance Film Festival – World Cinema, Jury Documentary Award
  • Berlin Film Festival – Ecumenic Jury – Special Mansion
  • Cinetopia Film Festival – Director’s Award
  • DocAviv Film Festival – International Best Film
  • Documentary Edge Festival – International Best Film
  • Salem Film Festival – Best Editing
  • San Fransisco Film Festival – Best Documentary
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Wednesday, 17 June
Guest: Hassan Fazili
Moderator: Aslı Şahin
Instagram Live
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06/17/2020 05:00 PM
06/17/2020 06:00 PM
Instagram Live Q&A – Midnight Traveler
Guest: Hassan Fazili – Moderator: Aslı Şahin
Year 2019, USA, Qatar, Canada, England
Language Persian, English, Bulgarian, Turkish
Type Documentary
Runtime 88′
Subtitle Turkish, English
Color Color
Format Digital
Director Hassan Fazili
Scriptwriter Emelie Mahdavian
Cinematography Fatima Hosseini, Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili ( Camera)
Editing Emelie Mahdavian
Music Gretchen Jude
Producer Su Kim, Emelie Mahdavian
Cast Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili, Fatima Hossaini


Hassan Fazili

  • 2012 – Voice of a Nation: My Journey Through Afghanistan (Cinematography)
  • 2019 – Midnight Traveler (Documantary)