Human Flow
Human Flow (2017)

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 the internationally renowned… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 13, 2017
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Murray Whyte
Toronto Star

Ai Weiwei has made something beautiful: Human Flow is neither indulgent nor pedantic, but clear-eyed in its view of the enormity of the crisis too vast for most of us to comprehend.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

Weiwei doesn't break any new ground in covering the global refugee crisis, but he vividly illustraes - in straightforward yet artistic terms - the scale of the problem without compromising the dignity or humanity of the survivors.

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Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Human Flow is another example of how visionary filmmaking can make the bleak beautiful.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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

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Emily Yoshida
New York Magazine/Vulture

Ai [Weiwei] clearly wants to take a macro view of an impossible problem, to find some clarity in abstraction. But whenever he just talks to the refugees face to face, we learn more than any drone shot could tell us.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

It is a moving and thought provoking document about a global catastrophe the will only grow unless something is done. Whatever happens, "the mothers will cry."

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It is the most strikingly beautiful and vividly moving account of international borders and those fated to cross them that has ever been recorded.

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Ella Taylor

Human Flow leaves us wondering what will become of this lost generation, stranded without home or schooling or work, if or when they run out of hope and turn to anger or despair.

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Diane Carson
KDHX (St. Louis)

As tragically serious as this is, the kindness of aid workers and the spirit of the displaced persons are inspirational in this calm, haunting documentary.

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