Midnight Traveler, dir. Hassan Fazili, US / UK / Qatar / Canada 2019, 89 min., Arabic, Bulgarian, Persian and Turkish with English subtitles, 15
When the Taliban put a price on Afghan filmmaker Hassan Fazili’s head, he and his wife knew they had to flee their native country with their daughters. Over the resulting years of ceaseless travel, the family turned to one of the only means by which they could assert control over their situation: their camera-phones.
A gripping work of vérité cinema, Midnight Traveller is an intimate portrait of a loving family and their ongoing journey in search of asylum.