Ai Weiwei tackles the refugee crisis in new documentary Human Flow

Ai Weiwei's new documentary on the refugee crisis hits cinemas in the UK and Ireland this Friday.

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Activist and artist Ai Weiwei’s highly acclaimed documentary ‘Human Flow’ hits UK cinema’s this Friday. Set over the course of a year, the film follows a chain of stories across the globe. Floating from refugee camps to death-defying ocean crossings and hopping over hazardous barbed-wire borders, the film explores the disillusionment and courage of refugees who have left their lives behind in search of safety.

Travelling across twenty-three countries, including Palestine and Greece, one of the most deeply affected countries in Europe, Weiwei and his film crew witness survivor’s desperation for safety, shelter and justice. The film poses the question: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity? The victim of social displacement during China’s Anti-Rightist Movement in the late 50s and the victim of persecution by the government of his home country, Weiwei is in a unique position to tap into the stories and issue that surround the global refugee crisis. Watch the trailer below.

‘Human Flow’ is raising money to support those on the front lines of the refugee crisis this winter in association with Help Refugees. You can donate to The Human Flow fund for Help Refugees here.

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