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First look: Ai Weiwei’s “Human Flow” to be released in select theaters

In support of World Humanitarian Day, Amazon Studios and Participant Media, in association with AC Films, have released the trailer to Chinese activist-artist Ai Weiwei’s doc Human Flow.  Filmed over more than ...
August 18, 2017

In support of World Humanitarian Day, Amazon Studios and Participant Media, in association with AC Films, have released the trailer to Chinese activist-artist Ai Weiwei’s doc Human Flow

Filmed over more than a year and shot in 23 countries, the 1 x 140-minute doc aims to capture the scope of the global migrant crisis, which involves more than 65 million individuals searching for a better life after having been forcibly displaced due to war, famine and climate change.

Human Flow captures stories in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico and Turkey. The film is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice.

Amazon Studios acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the documentary earlier this month (August) and plans to release Human Flow in select theaters Oct. 13.

Across the ocean, Altitude Film Distribution picked up the UK and Irish distribution rights to the film and plans to release the doc in early 2018.

Human Flow is produced by Weiwei, Chin-Chin Yap and Heino Deckert and executive produced by Andrew Cohen of AC Films with Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media.

 

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