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Midnight Traveler

All Equal? Close Up

21 September 2019 | 8:15pm - 10:45pm

88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Midnight Traveler

Director: Hassan Fazili | Countries of production: Canada, Qatar, United States | Year: 2019 | Length: 87 min
Language: English, Bulgarian, Persian, Turkish with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters.

Recording their perilous journey, Fazili shows first hand the violence, danger and uncertainty they encountered in their search for safety. Once the restless flight and the immediate danger end, Midnight Traveler remains as striking in its exploration of the paralysing wait, the indefinite limbo of the asylum-seeking process.

Many documentaries have highlighted the plight of asylum seekers; few have managed to reveal the reality of displacement so powerfully and with such intimacy. Despite relying solely on mobile phone footage, Fazili’s filmmaker’s eye captures moments of beauty and poetry – and the love shared between a family on the run.



Beyond the Screen

Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action. We will be joined by guests Meghan O’Neill (Campaigns and Engagement Officer, Oxfam Scotland) and Fee Gerlach (Regional Integration Coordinator, Scottish Refugee Council).


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