Ai Weiwei on the global refugee crisis

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is known for works that challenge repressive regimes and government censorship. In 2011, he was arrested by the Chinese government, beaten by police, and surveilled. He now lives in Berlin. His new film is a sweeping documentation of the global refugee crisis, capturing the millions of people worldwide caught between borders: Syrians trying to reach Greece, Africans pouring into Italy, families in camps in Iraq, Jordan and Thailand. It’s called “Human Flow.”


A scene from Ai Weiwei’s "Human Flow."


Ai Weiwei during the filming of "Human Flow." (Photos courtesy of Amazon Studios)