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Human Flow

This screening took place on
Monday, January 22, 2018 at 5:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

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 exposes both the profound scale of the refugee crisis and its immense personal human impact. Captured over the course of a year in 23 countries, the film follows urgent human stories that stretch around the world in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to desperate searching for safety, shelter and justice: from over crowded refugee camps to dangerous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting memory 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?
  • Directed by Ai Weiwei
  • 2017, Germany
  • 140 minutes

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