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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. Read critic reviews

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Afghan director Hassan Fazili is forced to flee the country when the Taliban puts a bounty on his head.

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  • A film that finds poignant family moments even in the darkest depths of the ongoing refugee crisis.

    February 23, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The combination of perspectives paints a vivid and hopeful portrait of a family, as well as an indictment of the refugee crisis.

    January 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Shot entirely on iPhones, the Afghan director's charming and moving documentary charts his three-year flight with his young family from Tajikistan, where they had failed to find asylum, 3,500 miles to the west.

    January 17, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It is a suspenseful adventure story, a psychological profile of a family on the run and, most poignantly, an intimate portrait of two young children adopting adult behaviours as a matter of survival.

    January 17, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A film that should be required viewing for anyone seeking to enter the debate on the refugee crisis, not as polemic but as a digital box of surprises.

    January 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A powerful, personal piece of work.

    January 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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