Dir: Hassan Fazili, 2019, USA/Quatar/UK, 87 mins, Cert: 15
Sun 26 January // 17:00
Mon 27 January // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)
In 2015, after Hassan Fazili’s documentary Peace aired on Afghan national television, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Hassan’s head. Hassan looked at his wife and his daughters, and he knew they had to flee their home. Over the course of their multi-year saga in search of safety, the family grasped onto the only means they had to assert control over their situation: their camera-phones.
Midnight Traveller is a gripping vérité story made by a family on the run. Their unique access and artistic vision provide an intimate portrait of a loving family and the myriad fellow travellers they meet on their odyssey.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ★★★★ "A powerful, personal piece of work"
The Times ★★★★ "Charming and moving"
Time Out ★★★★
The Upcoming ★★★★
Little White Lies ★★★★