Human Flow (2008)

          AC Films executive producer

          Directed by Ai Wei Wei

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.

 

This epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, 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 including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey.

 

From dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future.

 

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?

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A bracing, often strangely beautiful movie. 

the new york times


A great piece of advocacy: an elegant movie about one of the world’s most urgent problems, made by an esteemed social critic and cultural figure.

the austin chronicle


 

Human Flow is a remarkable film, vast in scope, but pondering the nature of humanity in a world of vast movement and change.

cineuropa


 

An ambitious cinematic leap forward for Ai Weiwei, who has previously shot videos and installations on urban infrastructures and who has addressed social themes like world migration in his artwork, always in striking and original ways that force the viewer to see the obvious through new eyes.

the hollywood reporter


 

An engrossing, involving documentary, made by people who really care about the cause they’re portraying. 

the upcoming

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