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Human Flow



Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Icon Lounge + Events
402 North Main Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 United States
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Human Flow – (dir. Ai Weiwei)
Icon Lounge – Doors Open 5:30pm – Film Begins 6:30pm
Food and Beverage Available for Purchase
TRT: 140 min
Rating: PG13 (thematic material, including a disturbing image)
Genre: Documentary

Film Summary:
More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.

Human Flow captures an eventful year in 23 countries, following a chain of human stories that stretches across the globe. The desperate search of people from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico and Turkey for safety, shelter, and justice is captured. Refugee camps, ocean crossings and barbed-wire borders are all part of their story of courage, endurance. and adaptation. Ultimately, the unassailable human spirit is captured, leaving one question: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

What the critics are saying:

This movie, a testament to the power of seeing, provides a long and uncommonly vivid look at a human crisis that’s changing the face of our planet.​​

– Wall Street Journal

The film is all the more powerful for being so calm and unhurried. Ai doesn’t castigate or preach. He doesn’t have to. The facts, the images, speak for themselves. Instead, he bears witness.

– Boston Globe

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

– Minneapolis Star Tribune

He vividly illustrates – in straightforward yet artistic terms – the scale of the problem without compromising the dignity or humanity of the survivors.

– San Francisco Chronicle

Rotten Tomatoes 92% Fresh
– Epic in scope yet clear-eyed and intimate, Human Flow offers a singularly expansive — and sobering — perspective on the global refugee crisis.