ai weiwei captures the global refugee crisis in documentary film 'human flow'

ai weiwei captures the global refugee crisis in documentary film 'human flow'

chinese artist and activist ai weiwei captures the global journey of refugees in a new documentary film human flow. it is the product of a full year traveling through 23 countries following the stories of individual refugees, filming their journeys across borders and documenting the scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

ai weiwei documents the global refugee crisis in documentary film 'human flow'

all images courtesy of human flow



as a refugee himself ai weiwei has focused his work on advocating for refugees’ human rights and documenting their displacement and tragic condition in the last few years. a monumental exhibition at the national gallery in prague in 2017 a series of weiwei projects devoted to his time spent in refugee camps on the greek island of lesvos including an enormous rubber construction of an overcrowded raft.



the documentary explores the life of refugee following the global journey of refugees, filmed across 23 countries including afghanistan, greece, iraq, kenya, mexico and turkey. human flow will be screened across the united states on sunday, april 29, 2018.

  • The film will no doubt be graphically stunning but the focus internationally is more on the refugees than the actual cause of their misery and the enormous problem which has been created by religious beliefs – specifically radical Islam and its political aspect in the Middle East.

    beachcomber says:
  • @kieron marchese, I should rather point to the problem of centuries of colonization of middle east and africa by european countries as the key problem . . . all in the name of profit and power, that stands behind the oil and mineral exploitation. radicalization of islam has risen with the arrival of international military forces, particularly the interventions of the states.

    boba says:
  • Are you kidding?
    Religious beliefs and radical Islam are not the cause. They’re just a consequence.
    Maybe we shoud just try to listen to the refugees, and to understand the responsibilities of OUR society and OUR way of life, instead of accusing someone else.
    Isn’t it?

    gidi says:

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