Film: Human Flow by Ai Weiwei

Refugees walking near Idomeni Camp, Greece in HUMAN FLOW, an Amazon Studios release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Directed by Ai Weiwei, 2017, PG-13, 145 minutes

With a brief talk before and a Q&A after the screening by Firas Kayal, Senior Policy Adviser at the New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  

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 behind to the unknown potential of the future.

Ticket includes Museum admission.

Presented in collaboration with Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival (HT2FF).

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Corcoran Group, BNB Bank, and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder. 
Film: Human Flow by Ai Weiwei and talk with Senior Policy Adviser of the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR
Co-presented with HT2FF
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
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