Migrant: The Fazili family are migrants. They record mobile phones of their dangerous journey from Afghanistan via the migrant route in the Balkans and to an uncertain future in Europe.

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Published: December 31, 2019
Midnight Traveler
Director: Hassan Fazili
(USA, UK, Qatar, Canada)

filmmaker Hassan Fazili fled to Tajikistan with his wife and two daughters in 2015, after the Taliban sentenced him to death. He had run a cafe in Afghanistan capital, Kabul, which was a creative meeting place for artists. Fazili's progressive view - that men and women could sit in the same cafe - was considered a threat by the mullahs, not to mention the movie he had made about a Taliban leader.

Dangerous route for migrants

Asylum refusal led to a risky return to Afghanistan. Following a tip from a good friend that Hassan would soon…

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