Director - Ai Weiwei
Script - Chin-Chin Yap, Tim Finch, Boris Cheshirkov
Camera - Ai Weiwei, Konstantinos Koukoulis, Ma Yan, Murat Bay, Renaat Lambeets, Johannes Waltermann, Christopher Doyle, Li Dongxu
Music -
Producers - Ai Weiwei, Chin-Chin Yap, Heino Deckert

Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis – the greatest human displacement since World War II – in this breathtakingly epic film journey Human Flow.

„There are many ways I can talk about Human Flow.  First, I can talk about my personal experience. Soon after I was born my father was exiled as an anti-Communist.  So our whole family was sent to a very remote area.  We had to give up everything and of course my father was mistreated as an enemy of the state.  My whole youth I grew up seeing the worst kinds of treatment of a human being, discrimination and hardship.  
Second, because I’ve come to live in Europe, I was eager to understand what is really happening with the refugee situation here.  So I started going to Lesbos to see the island where the refugees were arriving. It was a very personal experience to see them all coming from the boats – children, women and elderly people.  I could see in their faces an expression of uncertainty.  They were scared and had no idea what they might find in this new land.  That, even more, made me want to know more about who these people are, and why they have risked their lives coming to a place they don’t understand and where nobody understands them.  I had so many questions.”

Ai Wewei


Venice '17 – Official Selection


  • 21.03.2018
    ”LUMIERE LIDL” CINEMA - 20.15 часа