Directed by Ai Weiwei
“Engrossing, visually stunning documentary.” —Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
Ai Weiwei artfully captures the massive and shocking breadth of the global migration crisis in this epic film, which portrays the plight of today’s 65 million forcibly displaced individuals—the highest number ever—forced out of their homes by war, famine and climate change on long, treacherous journeys in search of new lives. Human Flow comes at a crucial and defining time, striking an important and emotional chord in light of recent events regarding refugees and immigrants.
Filmed over the span of a year, Human Flow was shot by 25 film crews in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Serbia, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, and Turkey.
Ai Weiwei notes, “Human Flow is a personal journey, an attempt to understand the conditions of humanity in our days. The film is made with deep beliefs in the value of human rights. In this time of uncertainty, we need more tolerance, compassion and trust for each other since we all are one. Otherwise, humanity will face an even bigger crisis.” 2017, U.S., DCP, in English, Arabic, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Kurdish, Rohingya, Spanish, Turkish, and Pashtun with English subtitles, 140 minutes. Recommended for 13+.
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