Commendation of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin 2019 (Panorama)

The Ecumenical Jury awards a Commendation to "Midnight Traveler" for its singular depiction of the refugee experience. By chronicling his family’s flight from Afghanistan solely through footage from three mobile phones, Fazili’s film adds urgency and immediacy to the worldwide migration crisis. His raw and endearing images, deepened by his wife and daughters’ determined spirits, reveal hopeful humanity and enduring love in the midst of constant motion. (Photo: © Old Chilly Pictures)