Midnight Traveler

USA | NR | 87 min | Arabic, English, Turkish, Bulgarian
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Showings

State Theatre - Screen 2 Sat, May 11 6:15 PM
State Theatre - Screen 1 Wed, May 15 6:15 PM
Emagine Royal Oak - Aud 6 Sat, May 18 8:00 PM
Event Info
Film Section:World Documentary
Category:Documentary
Thought-provoking
Content Advisory
ST
Ann Arbor
Emagine
Royal Oak
Sponsored By:UM Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies
DISC
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Run Time (in minutes):87
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Qatar
Canada
UK
Language:Arabic
English
Turkish
Bulgarian
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Previous Festivals:Sundance
Berlin
Tribeca
Festival Awards:World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award For No Borders (Sundance)
Special Mention
Panorama Jury Prize (Berlinale)
Second Place
Panorama Audience Award (Berlinale)
Special Mention
Peace Prize (Berlinale)
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Hassan Fazili
Producer:Emelie Mahdavian
Su Kim
Social
Website:https://www.midnighttravelerfilm.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MidnightTravelerFilm

Description

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