HUMAN FLOW - COMPETITION
by Ai Weiwei
Germany / 2017 / 140'
Production: Ai Weiwei, Chin-chin Yap and Heino Deckert / Executive Producers: Andrew Cohen, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann
World Sales: Lionsgate
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. Human Flow, an 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. 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?
Press & Industry Screening: Thursday 31/08 I 19:30 I Sala Darsena
Press & Industry Screening: Thursday 31/08 I 21:30 I Sala Perla
OFFICIAL SCREENING: Friday 01/09 I 19:15 I Sala Grande
PRESS DAYS: Wednesday 30/08 & Thursday 31/08 & Friday 01/09
TALENT ATTENDING: Ai Weiwei (director/producer)
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