Altitude Film Distribution has picked up the UK and Irish distribution rights to Human Flow, directed by artist and activist Ai Weiwei.
Filmed over more than a year and shot in 23 countries, the 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.
The deal was struck by Lionsgate International on behalf of Participant Media and AC Films.
Human Flow is produced by Weiwei, Chin-chin Yap, and Heino Deckert. Andy Cohen of AC Films and Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann are the executive producers.
Altitude plans to release the doc in early 2018, which will be supported by a campaign developed in partnership with organizations working on the ground to help refugees around the world.
Other docs recently handled by Altitude include Amy, I am Not Your Negro, The Eagle Huntress and 20 Feet From Stardom. Forthcoming projects include Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars by filmmaker Lili Fini Zanuck and the untitled Whitney Houston documentary from the Academy Award winning Simon Chinn and Kevin Macdonald.