(USA/Germany/2017—directed by Ai Weiwei)
In the most massive global human displacement since World War II, over 65 million people have been forced from their homes to escape famine, war and the impact of climate change. With this epic cinematic journey, artist and activist Ai Weiwei creates a powerful visual document, recording the staggering, world-changing flow of humanity while never forgetting the individual, personal human impact of the refugee crisis. Filmed in 23 countries over one year, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories, giving witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and, perhaps, justice. Ai Weiwei’s film comes at a crucial moment; this visceral work is a testament to the unassailable human spirit, yet poses profound questions about the direction our global society must take as we face the future together. (140 min.)
“The so-called refugee crisis is a human crisis. A refugee could be anybody.” -Ai Weiwei
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