Programme 2019

Midnight Traveler

Director: Hassan Fazili

documentary

India Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: USA, Qatar, Canada, UK | Year: 2019

Language(s): Farsi | Time: 86 mins

Synopsis

When Hassan Fazili’s documentary aired on Afghan national television, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Fazili’s head, forcing him to flee with his family. With the help of his wife and two young daughters, he shot this film on three mobile phones, capturing an intimate portrait of their struggle.

Director's Bio

Hassan Fazili is a director of documentaries, TV series, and theatre productions in Afghanistan. His short films have screened at international festivals. His TV documentary Peace in Afghanistan (2015) portrays the story of Taliban commander
Mullah Tur Jan, who laid down his arms in favour of a peaceful life as a civilian.