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Date TimeSeptember 25, 2019
VoiceA humanising and deeply moving portrait of a migrant family traveling from Afghanistan is brought to the screen in an unusual, and striking, manner
Midnight Traveler: a powerful refugee documentary filmed on a phone
In 2015, Hassan Fazili, an Afghan film-maker, and his family – his wife and fellow film-maker Fatima Hussaini and their young daughters, Nargis and Zahra – were running out of time. They had fled Afghanistan for Tajikistan 14 months earlier after the Taliban targeted their Kabul arts cafe, and soon Tajikistan would send them back. As their choices narrowed, the Fazilis consulted with Emelie Mahdavian, a California-based documentarian they met in Tajikistan, on the possibility of documenting their journey with the only equipment available: their mobile phones.
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