Film: "Human Flow"

Feb 1, 6:30pm - 9pm


Weatherspoon Auditorium. Free. Doors open at 6pm. Seating is limited.

Humans have always been a migratory species to some degree, roaming nearly every inch of the globe, setting up homes,​ and​ developing proud traditions of hospitality to welcome visitors. But more recently, human history has become dominated by a different kind of migration – by men, women​,​ and children who have no choice but to leave, sometimes to run, when bombs go off, or food is made too scarce, or repressive states threaten ​their very ways of being. 

Human Flow​ is​ an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei​ that ​​gives a powerful visual expression to this ​new era of ​massive human migration.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​. Directed by Ai Weiwei, ​​2017. 2 hrs 30 minutes. ​DVD. A short discussion led by Dr. Jeremy Rinker, Assistant Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies, UNCG will follow the film. 

This film is shown in conjunction with the exhibition Baggage Claims, on view January 27 - April 22, 2018.

​Image: Photo Courtesy of Amazon Studios.


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