Ai WeiWei: Human Flow: Screening & Talks-back with City of Asylum, Special Guests

Nov 19

Showtimes

Melwood Screening Room
Sun, Nov 19
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4:00pm
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Sun, Nov 19

HUMAN FLOW: SCREENING & TALKS-BACK with CITY OF ASYLUM, SPECIAL GUESTS
Sun Nov 19, 4-7:30pm, reception with refreshments

Reading: Tuhin Das (City of Asylum, writer in exile from Bangladesh)

Guest panel:
Wasiullah Mohammed (Executive Director, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh)
Leslie Aizenman (Director, Refugee & Immigrant Services JFCS)
Kheir Mugwaneza (City of Asylum, immigrant from Rwanda)
Angelica Ocampo (Head, World Affairs Council Pittsburgh)

Directed by internationally renowned artist Ai WeiWei, Human Flow is a powerful visual journey that elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey.  Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever.  This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity? (2017, 2h 20min)