Human Flow

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Human Flow


Thursday Nov 30 01:00 PM
Friday Dec 01 07:00 PM
Sunday Dec 03 01:00 PM
Sunday Dec 03 07:00 PM
Tuesday Dec 05 01:00 PM
Tuesday Dec 05 07:00 PM
Wednesday Dec 06 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Directed by Ai Weiwei. 2017. Germany. 140 min.

Did you know major artist Ai Weiwei makes movies? In his most ambitious film project to date, he looks at the global refugee and migrant crisis. More than 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 gives a 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 such as 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?

Read the New York Times review.

Read the Hollywood Reporter review.

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