Held every year around World Refugee Day on 20 June, Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. To mark Refugee Week, we’re highlighting LIFF 2019 selection Midnight Traveler.  

An extraordinary first hand document of an epic journey, Midnight Traveler enlightens the traumatic experience of migration for refugees forced to seek asylum. When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan filmmaker Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Full of inventive filmmaking ideas in difficult and dangerous circumstances, Fazili captures the journey from Afghanistan, across the Asian border and west through Europe using mobile phone cameras. The resulting film is truly exciting and moving as the family pull together to make it through the most difficult trial of their lives. Watch the trailer

'The suffering, fear and humiliation that they experience is balanced by moments of warmth and an artist's magpie eye for unexpected glimpses of beauty. It's a remarkable achievement.' Screen Daily review by Wendy Ide

Midnight Traveler is now available to stream on Amazon Prime, Curzon Home Cinema, Google Play, iTunes, Sky Store & YouTube. 

Explore our LIFF Films Now Streaming guide to discover more great selections from LIFF 2019 you can watch online.