In 2015, the Taliban put out an order for the death of Afghan director Hassan Fazili, so the filmmaker gathered his family and fled the country to seek asylum in the European Union.
That’s the premise for the upcoming documentary “Midnight Traveler,” which Fazili filmed on three camera phones, in hiding in the mountains and across borders, to offer a disarmingly personal and intimate, up-close perspective on the sprawling global refugee crisis.
The film won the Sundance Film Festival’s Documentary Special Jury award and made Vulture’s “15 Movies We Loved at Sundance” list back in February.
“Midnight Traveler” opens in New York on September 18 and Los Angeles on October 4.
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