Human Flow

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Human Flow (12)

An epic and deeply moving film journey documenting the plight of  some of the 65 million people around the world who are forced to abandon their homes because of war, famine, disease and climate change. Chinese conceptual artist, Ai Weiwei, directs this sometimes shocking, often unsettling but always thoughts and important film.

Friday, July 13th 2018
Doors open at 7.30pm
Film starts at 8pm

Director: Ai Weiwei
Year: 2017
Certificate: 12
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (because this is slightly longer than our usual films there will be a short interval)

And the critics say…

“Ai Weiwei is offering a panoramic view of the world of the refugees. He treats these refugees with dignity and kindness, insisting on seeing every one of them as an individual with a story to tell, rather than as a part of some abstract mass of suffering humanity that those in more fortunate circumstances would far prefer to ignore.” Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

“Weiwei’s approach is clearly not to furnish political explanations, still less political solutions – although these are touched on towards the end of the film – but rather to make the leap of empathy, to understand what being a migrant is like in human terms.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“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.” David Parkins, Empire

“What Mr. Ai seeks is to go far beyond the nightly news; he wants to give you a sense of the scale of the crisis, its terrifying, world-swallowing immensity.” Manohla Dargis,  New York Times