Film presentation and talk Wednesday, 02. December 2020

Online film screening and debate: "Midnight Traveler"

With film director Hassan Fazili, MEP Erik Marquardt and Sigal Yehuda from Close-Up. Get your ticket before 27 November.

Midnight Traveler. Creator: Hassan Fazili. All rights reserved.
Date, Time
Wed, 02. Dec 2020,
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Save in my calendar
➽ Online Event

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Brussels - European Union

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union in a collaboration with the Close-Up Initiative has the pleasure to invite you to the online film screening of "Midnight Traveler" followed by a short debate with director Hassan Fazili, MEP Erik Marquardt and Sigal Yehuda.


When the Taliban put 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 uncertain journey at first hand, Fazili documents their harrowing trek across numerous borders. He reveals the danger and uncertainty refugees face in their quest for asylum, juxtaposed with the unbreakable love shared by the family on the run.

The original film languages are Dari and English (English subtitles). The run time is 90 minutes. Watch the official trailer.

You can participate in the online screening and panel debate in two simple steps:

Step 1: Please register here before Friday 27 November 2020. After your registration, you will receive login details for the panel debate on 2 December 2020 at 19:00 CET (via Zoom). On Monday 30 November 2020, you will receive instructions on how to watch "Midnight Traveler" on the platform Festival Scope. The film will be available for a 48-hour window as of Monday 30 November 2020 at 17:30 CET.

The film will be available via the Festival Scope platform. Virtual tickets to the film are free of charge but limited. Tickets will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. The film will be available for viewers in the following countries: Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, France and the United Kingdom.

Step 2: Join the panel debate on Wednesday 2 December 2020 at 19:00 CET on Zoom, with:

  • Hassan Fazili, Director, Midnight Traveler
  • Erik Marquardt, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA Group
  • Sigal Yehuda, Founder & Executive Director Close-Up Initiative Supporting Filmmakers in the Middle East & North Africa.

Moderation: Zora Siebert, Head of EU Policy Programme Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union.

Working languages: English and Dari (interpretation will be provided).

Get your ticket here.

Festival Scope’s privacy policy is available here.The panel debate will be recorded. Please join the debate a few minutes before its start time. After registering for the event, our privacy policy applies. The Heinrich Böll Foundation is not liable for the Zoom software. The Zoom privacy policy is available here. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Trzcinska.