• Human Flow (2017)

Human Flow

Release Date: October 13th, 2017

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.

Cast: Ai Weiwei, Peter Bouckaert, Orlando Avis, Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Maya Ameratunga, Tanya Chapuisat, Sukriye Cetin

Director: Ai Weiwei

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Participant Media, AC Films

Keywords: Love, Emotional, Pursuit, Underdog, France, 2010s, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Lee MarshallScreen International

    This sprawling, meandering compendium of dispossessed people in transit is a profoundly human film, a heartfelt call to empathy, but also something of a politicised nature documentary. show more

  • 80
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Shot in 23 countries, the film has an amazing breadth and a relentless moral drive that will make it a reference point for this subject, whatever the audience response may be. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    If Human Flow has a chance of breaking through the noise and clutter of the media surround, it’s not because the demands Mr. Ai’s documentary makes on our attention are modest; just the opposite. This movie, a testament to the power of seeing, provides a long and uncommonly vivid look at a human crisis that’s changing the face of our planet. show more

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