Midnight Traveler

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Midnight Traveler puts a harrowing personal face on the modern refugee crisis, driving home the heartbreakingly relatable odysseys of the displaced.

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When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee the country with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing the family's uncertain journey firsthand, Fazili documents their harrowing trek across numerous borders revealing the danger and uncertainty facing refugees seeking asylum juxtaposed with the unbreakable love shared amongst the family on the run.

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  • In showing such a personal, unmeditated view of the global migration crisis through one family's story, "Midnight Traveler" is a timely, essential film.

    Oct 15, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It is the gift of "Midnight Traveler" to allow us to feel this family's fate in the pit of our stomachs. If the plight of refugees has ever seemed abstract, this film makes sure you know how real it is.

    Oct 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A remarkable documentary...

    Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Discussing their circumstances incisively, they offer trenchant views of religious and popular culture-and the role and the power of the cinema itself.

    Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It achieves its mission of putting an intimate, human face on a seemingly overwhelming, faraway subject.

    Sep 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Hassan Fazili's documentary, Midnight Traveler, offers a necessary corrective to the widely held contention that refugees have nothing to offer to the countries where they land.

    Sep 18, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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