Human Flow

Human Flow


When there's nowhere to go, nowhere is home.

Documentary from Ai Weiwei (Beijing 2003) exploring the global refugee crisis. Nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice.... More

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.Hide

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  • An ambitious, humane and often shocking cine-essay on the subject of migrants and the 21st century migrant condition. Full Review

  • A powerful portrait of horror, hope and humanity emerges. Full Review

  • Although maybe a little naive in places, this is an unflinching record of a cry of anguish that has to be heard and acted upon. Everyone needs to see this. Full Review

  • An artful, solemn globe-hop epic of the refugee crisis with an unfortunate cast of millions. Full Review

  • Mr. Ai's ambition in "Human Flow" is as expansive as his reach and his apparently deep-pocketed resources. Full Review

  • There's nothing especially distinctive about the package, nothing to tell you this is the work of the most recognisable living artist of the moment. Full Review