Human Flow

Human Flow
  • 2017
  • Germany
  • 2h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ai Weiwei
  • Cast: Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos
  • UK release: 8 December 2017

Ambitious documentary about the global refugee crisis, made with 25 crews criss-crossing the globe. Ai’s empathy for the displaced comes through and although it’s a little unwieldy at times, it’s full of poetic images and fascinating on-the-ground footage.

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Empire Ipswich (0.0 miles)

The Buttermarket, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DT
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Human Flow

4 Dec 20174 stars

Ai Weiwei's hugely ambitious take on the refugee crisis carries us on a heartbreaking journey

The famed Chinese artist and political agitator Ai Weiwei is no stranger to the documentary, either as a medium for his own work or, in the case of Alison Klayman's 2012 portrait Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a showcase for his art and activism. But his…

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