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 Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei, 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 behind to the unknown potential of the future.
★★★★ "Magnificent" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
★★★★ "Beautiful, occasionally devastating documentary" - Kevin Maher, The Times
★★★★ "An ambitious, humane and often shocking cine-essay" Peter Bradshaw's Film of the Week, The Guardian