Runtime: 140 minutes
Directed by Ai Weiwei
Rated 94% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
Synopsis: 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.
Ai Weiwei has made something beautiful: Human Flow is neither indulgent nor pedantic, but clear-eyed in its view of the enormity of the crisis too vast for most of us to comprehend. -Toronto Star
The film is long … but the cumulative effect is not exhaustion or boredom, but rather sorrow and outrage at the violence, economic despair and persecution – whether religious, ethnic or political – that have driven these people from their homes. -Washington Post