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Spring Grants 2018 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Hassan Fazili / Feature Documentary / Afghanistan, United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Qatar / 90 min / Original Language: Dari / Interests: Documentary, War, Family, Exile


When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.


Hassan Fazili
Emelie Mahdavian
Emelie Mahdavian, Su Kim

About the Director

Hassan Fazili has created theatre, documentaries, short films, and several popular television serials in Afghanistan. In 2011, he was selected by the British Council to attend Sheffield/DocFest for documentary filmmaking, networking and training. His films 'Mr. Fazili's Wife' and 'Life Again!', both push the envelope on issues of women's, children's and disability rights in Afghanistan, and have screened and won awards at numerous international festivals. He also worked as a Location Manager for Feo Aladag’s 'In Between Worlds', which premiered at Berlinale 2014, and as a Camera Operator for the IDFA selection 'Voice of A Nation: My Journey Through Afghanistan'.

Production Company Profile

Old Chilly Pictures was founded by 'Midnight Traveler' producer and editor, Emelie Mahdavian, in 2017.


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    Emelie Mahdavian

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    Old Chilly Pictures

    Old Chilly Pictures

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