Midnight Traveler: Capturing the Global Refugee Crisis on Film

Event
November 15, 2021
7pm

Midnight Traveler: Capturing the Global Refugee Crisis on Film

DATE:Monday, November 15, 2021 at 7 p.m.

LOCATION:Ray Stark Family Theatre (SCA)

TYPE:Screening

GENRE:Cinematic Arts

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Midnight Traveler: Capturing the Global Refugee Crisis on Film

ADMISSION:
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Monday, July 26, at 10 a.m.

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DESCRIPTION:
Join us for a thoughtful conversation with Afghan-born filmmakers Hassan Fazili and Fatima Hussaini about Midnight Traveler (2019). Shot entirely on cell phones, the award-winning documentary traces their family’s multiyear odyssey, spanning several continents and numerous refugee or migrant camps in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Following an introduction by USC History professor Paul Lerner and Exile Studies lIbrarian Michaela Ullmann, Fazili and Hussaini will show sequences from Midnight Traveler, discuss their difficult circumstances and creative choices, and address broader issues relating to migrant and refugee experiences and global film culture with Doris Berger (Senior Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures), Bernardo Rondeau (Senior Director of Film Programs at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures), and historian Marjan Wardaki of Yale University.

Midnight Traveler will be made available to USC students for online viewing before the event. 

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Paul Lerner (History) and Michaela Ullmann (USC Libraries).

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