IMAGE: HUMAN FLOW, an Amazon Studios release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios.

View Gallery (7)

Ai Weiwei: HUMAN FLOW and Panel Discussion

Co-presented with the Austin Film Society

Screening at AFS Cinema, 6406 N. I-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas, 78752. Additional showtimes daily the week of October 20–26.

The 3P screening on October 22 will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Andrea Mellard from The Contemporary Austin, with Kay Mailander from the Community Wellness Program of Refugee Services of Texas; Maysa Hatem of Refugee Services of Texas and a former asylee from United Arab Emirates; and Simone Talma Flowers of Interfaith Action of Central Texas.

Artist, activist, and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis—the greatest human displacement since World War II—in this breathtakingly epic film journey, HUMAN FLOW.

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and war. Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the 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.

Directed by Ai Weiwei, Germany/China, 2017, 140 min., DCP. Watch the trailer.

Visit two sculptures by Ai Weiwei in Austin through 2018! Iron Tree Trunk is on view at The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria (3809 W. 35th St.). Forever Bicycles is on view at the Waller Delta (74 Trinity St.) as part of The Contemporary Austin’s Museum Without Walls program and partnership with Waller Creek Conservancy. Learn more here.