Director: Ai Weiwei
Cast: Isra Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos
Country of Origin: Germany 2017 140 mins. (12A)
Released by Altitude Film Releasing
Filmed over the span of a year, Human Flow was shot by 25 film crews in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Serbia, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, and Turkey. Ai Weiwei artfully captures the massive and shocking breadth of the global migration crisis in this epic film, which portrays the plight of today’s 65 million forcibly displaced individuals – the highest number ever – forced out of their homes by war, famine and climate change on long, treacherous journeys in search of New lives
Drone shots offer a visual stunning insight into the scale of a crisis that defies description. Powerful, timely, urgent and humbling. Is tolerance, compassion and respect that deeply hidden?