Human Flow

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Epic in scope yet clear-eyed and intimate, Human Flow offers a singularly expansive -- and sobering -- perspective on the global refugee crisis.

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Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis--the greatest human displacement since World War II--in this breathtakingly epic film journey HUMAN FLOW.

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  • Its dazzling drone photography sends you gliding over vast expanses of ocean and desert yet the film itself leads to the inescapable conclusion that the world is shrinking.

    Mar 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The scattershot and lengthy documentary doesn't attempt to be a news report...but the cumulative impact of its often haunting images brings home the plight of millions of the world's people.

    Dec 7, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • An ambitious, humane and often shocking cine-essay on the subject of migrants and the 21st century migrant condition.

    Dec 7, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The imagery encourages viewers to adopt a global perspective in considering the subject matter.

    Nov 16, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It does not browbeat or preach, it simply shows, and what it shows is overwhelming.

    Nov 10, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • Ai's film becomes more digressive than discursive. Rather than contending with the information saturation around the crisis, Human Flow falls prey to it. Footage is layered without clear logic, poetic or narrative.

    Oct 31, 2017 | Full Review…

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