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Human Flow

  • Directed by Ai Weiwei
  • Germany, 2017, 140 mins.

Best known for his art installations, collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron on the Beijing National (“Birdsnest’) Stadium, and tireless defiance of Chinese authorities, Ai Weiwei in his first feature length film tackles the urgency of the world’s ongoing refugee crisis, affecting more than 65 million people around the globe. Over the course of a year visiting two dozen countries, Wei Wei empathetically captures urgent human stories and the sobering scale of the tragedy before us. “Human Flow is a personal journey, an attempt to understand the conditions of humanity in our day. . .The film is made with deep beliefs in the value of human rights. In this time of uncertainty, we need more tolerance, compassion and trust for each other since we all are one. Otherwise, humanity will face an even bigger crisis.”—Ai Weiwei. Organized in partnership with Portland Meet Portland and the Portland Art Museum. Join us for a discussion led by Portland Meet Portland after the screening. 

A Voices in Action film

Appears in: Special Screenings

Genres: Documentary