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Human Flow (2017)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 20 October 2017 (USA)
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Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

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Weiwei Ai (as Ai Weiwei)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Israa Abboud Israa Abboud ... Herself
Hiba Abed Hiba Abed ... Herself
Rami Abu Sondos Rami Abu Sondos ... Himself
Weiwei Ai ... Himself (as Ai Weiwei)
Fadi Abou Akleh Fadi Abou Akleh ... Himself
Yamama Al-Awaad Yamama Al-Awaad ... Herself
Asmaa Al-Bahiyya Asmaa Al-Bahiyya ... Herself
Eman Al-Masina Eman Al-Masina ... Herself
Maya Ameratunga Maya Ameratunga ... Herself
Amir Amir ... Himself
Hanan Ashrawi Hanan Ashrawi ... Interviewee
Orlando Avis Orlando Avis ... Himself
Peter Bouckaert Peter Bouckaert ... Himself
Sukriye Cetin Sukriye Cetin ... Himself
Tanya Chapuisat Tanya Chapuisat ... Herself
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Storyline

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 ...

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"There is no refugee crisis, only a human crisis." - Ai Weiwei See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including a disturbing image | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA | China | Palestine | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,677, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$527,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,782,002
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In 1976, Ai and his family were allowed to return from exile and soon after, Ai explored a path in the arts and enrolled in the Beijing Film Academy. See more »

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Cringing at Ai Wei Wei's desperation and need to get shots of his face
10 May 2018 | by charleshowlerSee all my reviews

I don't know who this Ai Wei Wei is, but he needs to learn to chill out. Focus more on capturing the story instead of trying to get a glimpse of limelight through the misfortune of others.

It was really confusing because there are some beautiful shots in the film, the cinematography was good. But randomly you would just see this fat old asian guys face randomly appear throughout the film. I would've minded it if the dude was good looking, but in this case I was very startled. Not a good face to look at.

Scores were good though +


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