30.09. - 09.10.2021

Human Flow Germany 2017 | 140 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Ai Weiwei

Born in 1957 in Peking, AI WEIWEI (*1957) is one of the best-known artists in the world. Imprisoned for a few months in 2011 for criticising the government, he was then forbidden from travelling abroad. In 2015, he left China and today amongst other things teaches at the University of Arts in Berlin.

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DOCUMENTARY For the last two years, Ai Wei Wei has lived outside China as an involuntary emigré.  The people that he met on a year-long journey through 23 countries aren't prominent dissidents or artists. They have fled war and misery, through jungle, over mountains and across seas. Ai Weiwei has been to Kenya and Iraq, Gaza and Italy, to refugee centres in Berlin and Greek beaches and talked to people who left everything behind. In haunting pictures, he gives space to the hopes, privations and fears of his protagonists, who represent the 65 million displaced people in the world today.
Original title: Human Flow
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Mehrsprachige
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Ai Weiwei
Screenplay: Chin-Chin Yap, Tim Finch, Boris Cheshirkov
Cast: Boris Cheshirkov, Princess Dana Firas of Jordan, Marin Din Kajdomcaj, Ahmad Shuja, Hanan Ashrawi, Peter Bouckaert
Producer: Heino Deckert, Ai Weiwei, Chin-Chin Yap
Director of Photography: Ai Weiwei, Murat Bay, Christopher Doyle, Huang Wenhai, Konstantinos Koukoulis, Renaat Lambeets, Li Dongxu, Lv Hengzhong, Ma Yan, Johannes Waltermann, Xie Zhenwei, Zhang Zanbo
Music: Karsten Fundal
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Editor: Nils Pagh Andersen
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: NFP marketing & distribution GmbH
World Sales: Participant Media
Production: 24 Media Production Company; AC Films; Ai Weiwei Studio; Ginger Ink and Halliday Finch; Green Channel; HighLight Films; Human Flow; Maysara Films; Optical Group Film & TV Productions; Participant Media Redrum Production; Ret Film
Contact: NFP Marketing & Distribution*:


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