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Human Flow

Human Flow 12 rating

Acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei artfully captures the bewildering breadth of the global migration crisis in this haunting and shocking documentary.

Documentary 2017 141 mins

Director: Ai Weiwei

Overview

Ai Weiwei artfully captures the bewildering breadth of the global migration crisis in this haunting and 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.

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. The result is a sobering and shocking film, delivered in Ai Weiwei's typically provocative style. Please note the film contains upsetting scenes including images of real dead bodies.