Irish Film Institute -EAFFI 2018: HUMAN FLOW


Director: Ai Weiwei

140 mins, Germany-USA-China, 2017, Digital, Subtitled.

This film screened 7th April 2018.

“When there is nowhere to go, nowhere is home.”

Co-produced and directed by internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, Human Flow is a profound new work of cinema, shot in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey, over the course of more than a year. Capturing the immense scale of displacement caused by war, climate change and famine, this documentary gives powerful visual expression to humanity of refugees caught up in the largest human displacement since World War II. In a celebration of dignity of life, the film offers hope for humanity but with a warning that much needs to be done.

The screening will be introduced by Dr David Robbins, DCU School of Communications.

Notes by Dr Maria O’Brien

Screening as part of the East Asian Film Festival Ireland 2018. For full details of the festival, please visit

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