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April 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm

A cell phone camera captures a family.


LOS ANGELES—THE BLUE HOUR, a monthly film series, will screen MIDNIGHT TRAVELER, a feature length documentary about what ensued when the Taliban put a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head. Forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters, he captured their uncertain journey on his cell phone. Fazili shows firsthand the dangers refugees face in seeking asylum and the love shared by a family on the run.

As part of Plaza de la Raza’s 50th anniversary programming, THE BLUE HOUR is a documentary film and discussion series that will take place from February through April 2020 at Plaza de la Raza’s Margo Albert Theater in Lincoln Heights, northeast Los Angeles. The monthly film screenings will provide a communal space to see compelling, award-winning feature length and short documentaries that will examine the theme of immigration ranging from local to global perspectives.

Friday, April 24, 2020, 8:00 pm
Margo Albert Theater
Plaza de la Raza
3540 N. Mission Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Free RSVP through Eventbrite required. Parking available on site.

Hassan Fazili directed short films and wrote popular television serials in Afghanistan before fleeing the country in 2015. His short film Mr. Fazili’s Wife screened at film festivals around the world.

For more information, go to www.plazadelaraza.com or contact Claudia Mercado, Project Director 626 260-5438, 4claudiamercado@gmail.com

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities through a Humanities for All Quick Grant.


April 24, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Plaza de la Raza
3540 N. Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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