Midnight Traveler: Capturing the Global Refugee Crisis on Film

November 15, 2021 - November 15, 2021

Midnight Traveler

Join us for a thoughtful conversation with Afghan-born filmmakers Hassan Fazili and Fatima Hussaini about Midnight Traveler (2019).

About this event

Midnight Traveler: Capturing the Global Refugee Crisis on Film

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.

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

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COVID-19 Health and Safety:

  1. All attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Alternatively, attendees may present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the workshop.
  2. This event will require masks for all attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated.
  3. The University requires all persons accessing USC campuses to complete a symptom check on Trojan Check (https://trojancheck.usc.edu/login) prior to their visit. Photo identification and proof of Trojan Check must be submitted upon entry.

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