Human Flow

Human Flow

Human Flow

Documentary from Ai Weiwei (Beijing 2003) exploring the global refugee crisis. Nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice.

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.

2017Rating: M, Adult themes140 minsIraq, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Turkey, Jordan, USA
DocumentaryWorld Cinema
Director:
Ai Weiwei ('Beijing 2003', 'Fairytale', 'Ai Wei Wei's Appeal ¥15,220,910.50')
Writer:
Boris CheshirkovTim FinchChin-Chin Yap

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Human Flow / Reviews

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Director Ai Weiwei’s exposé about the global refugee crisis opens with long drone-captured shots of small boats travelling across a seemingly endless expanse of water. The colour of the ocean and the sky is a similar kind of blue: pale, shimmering aqua. Our minds don’t know what to make of a tableau as vast and awe-inspiring as this; the feeling is like trying to contemplate infinity.

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Variety

Variety

There's nothing especially distinctive about the package, nothing to tell you this is the work of the most recognisable living artist of the moment.

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Total Film

Total Film

A powerful portrait of horror, hope and humanity emerges.

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Time Out

Time Out

This is angry, thoughtful, straightforward activist journalism: blunt, simple and impossible to ignore.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Ai's ambition in "Human Flow" is as expansive as his reach and his apparently deep-pocketed resources.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

An ambitious, humane and often shocking cine-essay on the subject of migrants and the 21st century migrant condition.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

An artful, solemn globe-hop epic of the refugee crisis with an unfortunate cast of millions.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

[A] long, engrossing, visually stunning documentary ...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Although maybe a little naive in places, this is an unflinching record of a cry of anguish that has to be heard and acted upon. Everyone needs to see this.

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