Last Minute Cinema


In 2015, after Hassan Fazili’s documentary Peace aired on Afghan national television, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Hassan’s head. Hassan looked at his wife and his daughters, and he knew they had to flee their home. Over the course of their multiyear saga in search of safety, the family grasped onto the only means they had to assert control over their situation: their camera-phones. The whole family shot this autobiographical film, which began when they sought and were rejected for refugee protection and follows them along the notorious Balkan smuggling route.

Producers: Emelie Mahdavian, Su Kim

Co-producers: Fatima Hussaini, Ahmad Imami

Editors: Emelie Mahdavian, Kristina Motwani

Production company: Old Chilly Pictures