Midnight Traveler

A family take a selfie in the snow. They smile gleefully, as if snow is novel to them. In the background is a single storey white building.

This film will screen with English subtitles in-house
Subtitles for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing available when viewing online

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife Fatima and two young daughters, Nargis and Zahra. Their uncertain journey towards Europe in search of asylum becomes a three-year, 3,500-mile overland trek through Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary. Captured entirely on just three mobile phones, Fazili shows first-hand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

After the screening we will be joined by Shirley Ferrier from Massive Outpouring of Love (MOOL) and members of the local refugee community, to reflect on the film, share their own stories and discuss the work that MOOL does in support of displaced people.

Hassan Fazili is an award winning artist, currently based in Los Angeles, who has developed theatre plays, documentaries, short films, and several popular television series. He is most-widely known for his documentary, “Midnight Traveler”, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Award. Midnight Traveler went on to screen at over 80 festivals, including  Berlinale, Shefield, HotDocs, IDFA, Yamagata, and has won over 30 awards.

His films MR. FAZILI’S WIFE and LIFE AGAIN! both push the envelope on issues of women’s, children’s and disability rights in Afghanistan, and have screened and won awards at numerous international festivals. Fazili’s documentary PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN, made for national television, profiled Taliban commander Mullah Tur Jan, who laid down arms in favor of a peaceful civilian life.

MOOL (Massive Outpouring of Love) was formed to offer love and support to displaced people wherever they are in the world. 

MOOL believes that, together, we can build a better world; one where hatred has no home and people treat others the way that they would like to be treated.

MOOL relies on the goodwill of volunteers to keep them going and they’d be delighted if you would be part of the MOOL family.

Midnight Traveler

Dir. Hassan Fazili
2019, 88mins
Cert. 15
Persian and Turkish with English subtitles

+ a post-screening discussion hosted by MOOL (Massive Outpouring Of Love)

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Watch Online:
29 April - 12 May

Midnight Traveler is available to watch online for two weeks via our online screening page, including a recording of a post-film talk by members of MOOL

Watch at Cample:
Sunday 28 April
6:30 - 9:00pm

Join us for a screening at Cample Line, followed by a post-screening discussion with Massive Outpouring of Love (MOOL)

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Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI