Updated: Jul 20, 2020
You are invited to the Human Flow / Film Screening
Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis – the greatest human displacement since World War II – in this breathtakingly epic film journey HUMAN FLOW.
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.
Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter, and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance, and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion, and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?
Amazon Studios and Participant Media present, in association with AC Films, Human Flow, a film directed by Ai Weiwei. Human Flow is produced by Ai Weiwei, Chin-Chin Yap, and Heino Deckert and executive produced by Andrew Cohen of AC Films with Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media.
DOCUMENTARY – 140 MINUTES
Release date: October 13, 2017 (USA) Director: Ai Weiwei Nominations: Golden Lion, Volpi Cup for Best Actress, MORE Cast: Ai Weiwei, Boris Cheshirkov, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos, MORE Producers: Ai Weiwei, Heino Deckert, Chin-Chin Yap, Andrew Cohen Cinematography: Ai Weiwei, Christopher Doyle, Xie Zhenwei, MORE
October 18th / Friday at 7 pm at the Turkish Cultural Center New York