‘Midnight Traveler’ Review: A Harrowing First-Person Look Inside One Family’s Search for Asylum

  • Indiewire
‘Midnight Traveler’ Review: A Harrowing First-Person Look Inside One Family’s Search for Asylum
Midnight Traveler” is a film about distance. The distance between countries, the distance between years, the distance between heaven and hell. But most of all — and increasingly as it goes along — , even if just between themselves. Over the course of 1,000 days and as many miles, Hassan used three cell phones to record almost every step of his family’s perilous journey from their native Afghanistan (where the progressive director was targeted by the Taliban) to their current home in Central Europe, capturing a contemporary migrant experience from the most immediate and ground-level of perspectives. It’s a project that was made to restore a certain way of seeing; to punch a hole through the screen that separates people from the reality of what’s happening in their world. But in trying to get so close to the truth without touching it, Hassan almost fell into the same gap that he was trying to bridge.
See full article at Indiewire »

Similar News


Recently Viewed