Filmmaker Hassan Fazili was forced to leave Afghanistan when he made a television documentary featuring a Taliban leader who’d abandoned violence. Hassan, his filmmaker wife Fatima and their two young daughters fled for their lives. Using mobile phones, the family recorded their experiences as they reeled from one country to another, often waiting months for the outcome of yet another visa application. Nargis, Zahra, and their parents start out buoyant but the pressures of spending day after day in refugee camps soon take their toll. This vérité film reveals the tragedy and the horror of the family’s lengthy pursuit of asylum, particularly poignant when seen through the lens of the two young girls.
This film is proudly presented by Human Rights Watch.