MIDNIGHT TRAVELER

Showings

Ped Mall -The Screening Room Fri, Dec 13, 2019 5:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Sun, Dec 15, 2019 5:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Mon, Dec 16, 2019 5:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Tue, Dec 17, 2019 5:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Wed, Dec 18, 2019 5:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Thu, Dec 19, 2019 6:00 PM
Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:90 minutes
Director:Hassan Fazili
Year Released:2019
Production Country:Qatar
UK
Canada
USA
Language:Persian
Arabic
English
Turkish
Bulgarian

Description

Join Iowa Refugees Counseling Center, IC Compassion and the University of Iowa for a pre-screening discussion on Thursday, December 19 at 6pm.

"In showing such a personal, unmeditated view of the global migration crisis through one family's story, Midnight Traveler is a timely, essential film." - Washington Post

"It is the gift of Midnight Traveler to allow us to feel this family's fate in the pit of our stomachs. If the plight of refugees has ever seemed abstract, this film makes sure you know how real it is." - Los Angeles Times

Official Selection: True/False Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival
WINNER: Sundance Film Festival - World Contemporary Special Jury Award
WINNER: Berlin International Film Festival - Panorama Special Mention

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee the country with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing the family's journey firsthand, Fazili documents their harrowing trek across numerous borders, revealing the danger and uncertainty facing refugees seeking asylum juxtaposed with the unbreakable love shared amongst the family on the run.

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