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 Traveller' 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 travellers they meet on their odyssey.
★★★★ "A startling and heart-warming depiction of life on the refugee road." - Greer McNally, Time Out
★★★★ "A powerful, personal piece of work." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian