October 13, 2020

Producer in Residence wins Emmy for Outstanding News and Current Affairs Doc

F&MAD Producer in Residence Emelie Mahdavian’s “Midnight Traveler” was awarded an Emmy in the Outstanding News and Current Affairs Documentary category in the News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

Additionally, Mahdavian is included as an honoree on DOC NYC’s annual “40 under 40” list - and will participate in one-on-one meetings with documentary funders, agents, distributors, and other industry leaders at the DOC NYC Festival this year.

About "Midnight Traveler"

Directed by Hassan Fazili, Produced by Emelie Mahdavian & Su Kim, and Written by Emelie Mahdavian.

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. Among other accolades, Midnight Traveler won a World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and was recently nominated for the Best Documentary Gotham Award.

Last modified on October 13, 2020