When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows first-hand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run. Entirely shot on three mobile phones…
Hassan Fazili’s Midnight Traveler might be the most compelling argument for the iPhone as the best available vehicle for vérité filmmaking. Three different iPhones capture the danger and uncertainty inherent in such a voyage: Fazili and his family are often forced to sleep in the woods or in abject housing conditions while facing prejudice because of their refugee status.
“An existential road film with life-or-death stakes, Midnight Traveler presents a ground-floor portrayal of the refugee crisis that smartly privileges experience over solutions.” - Vikram Murthl, Roger Ebert