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Human Flow (2017)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 20 October 2017 (USA)
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Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

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Weiwei Ai (as Ai Weiwei)
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Credited cast:
Israa Abboud Israa Abboud ... Self
Hiba Abed Hiba Abed ... Self
Rami Abu Sondos Rami Abu Sondos ... Self
Weiwei Ai ... Self (as Ai Weiwei)
Fadi Abou Akleh Fadi Abou Akleh ... Self
Yamama Al-Awaad Yamama Al-Awaad ... Self
Asmaa Al-Bahiyya Asmaa Al-Bahiyya ... Self
Eman Al-Masina Eman Al-Masina ... Self
Maya Ameratunga Maya Ameratunga ... Self
Amir Amir ... Self
Hanan Ashrawi Hanan Ashrawi ... Interviewee
Orlando Avis Orlando Avis ... Self
Peter Bouckaert Peter Bouckaert ... Self
Sukriye Cetin Sukriye Cetin ... Self
Tanya Chapuisat Tanya Chapuisat ... Self
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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 ...

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Over 65 million people in the world today have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Witness the global journey of millions of men, women and children, filmed across 23 countries. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including a disturbing image | See all certifications »

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Due to the new war in Syria, it is estimated that 6 in 10 people are now displaced See more »

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Cringing at Ai Wei Wei's desperation and need to get shots of his face
10 May 2018 | by charleshowlerSee all my reviews

I don't know who this Ai Wei Wei is, but he needs to learn to chill out. Focus more on capturing the story instead of trying to get a glimpse of limelight through the misfortune of others.

It was really confusing because there are some beautiful shots in the film, the cinematography was good. But randomly you would just see this fat old asian guys face randomly appear throughout the film. I would've minded it if the dude was good looking, but in this case I was very startled. Not a good face to look at.

Scores were good though +


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Germany | USA | China | Palestine | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,677, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$527,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,824,537
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1.85 : 1
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