Midnight Traveler (15*) + ScreenTalk with producer Emelie Mahdavian (via Skype), Syed Haleem Najibi and Jess Search

Borders and Boundaries

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Afghan filmmaker Hassan Fazili flees with his family to western Europe after receiving a Taliban death sentence in this powerful documentary.

When the Taliban puts a bounty on his head, director Hassan Fazili is forced to flee across Europe, through Turkey, Bulgaria and Serbia, in the hope of reaching the sanctuary of the European Union.

Capturing on their mobile phones their dramatic, uncertain journey across numerous borders, Fazili and his family show first-hand the dangers faced by refugees seeking asylum, from menacing smugglers to far right nationalists, , as well as the love shared between a family on the run. This powerful and deeply moving documentary won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award at Sundance 2019.

We're delighted to be joined by producer Emelie Mahdavian (via Skype) and activist Syed Haleem Najibi, hosted by Jess Search, CEO of Doc Society, to discuss the film after the screening. 

US/UK/Qatar/Canada Dir Hassan Fazili 87 min

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Podcast : Art of Change - Borders

In this episode of our Art of Change series, we explore films across frontiers, heading on a whistle-stop tour of some of the world’s hottest borders, from the Korean peninsula, to the Berlin Wall and the hinterland between the US-Mexico. 

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