Human Flow | Preview Screening
Mobile Kino, NFP Kino & YORCK Kinogruppe
Over a million asylum seekers have fled to Germany in the past few years, over 75,000 to Berlin. How did they get here? Artist turned film-maker Ai Weiwei has made a documentary focusing on the worldwide refugee crisis, including scenes shot in the Tempelhof Airport shelter. Mobile Kino presents a special preview screening of Human Flow on Wednesday November 15 at Filmtheater am Friedrichshain.
Human Flow (This film has many different languages with BOTH English and German subtitles)
Directed by: Ai Weiwei
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 artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.
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: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?
Date: Wednesday 15th of November 2017 — 8pm
Venue: Filmtheater am Friedrichshain, Bötzowstraße 1-5, 10407 Berlin
Language: English with mixed lanuages
Subtitles: English and German