Tuesday 19th June 2018 - 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Edith Morley Building
Please note that the venue for this event has changed to the Van Emden Theatre in the newly named Edith Morley Building (previously known as HUMSS), which is a short walk from Palmer Building.
Refugee Week 2018, brought to you in partnership with Reading Refugee Support Group.
Plus round table discussion with special guests.
Ai Weiwei’s epic film documents the staggering scale of 65 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change or war. It gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration and its profoundly human impact. Though not providing political explanations or answers, Human Flow allows us “to make the leap of empathy, to understand what being a migrant is like in human terms” (Peter Bradshaw).
After the screening, there will a round table discussion in partnership with Reading Refugee Support Group with specially invited guests.
Germany 2017 – directed by Ai Weiwei with Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos – 137 min
What Mr. Ai seeks is to go far beyond the nightly news; he wants to giveyou a sense of the scale of the crisis, its terrifying, world-swallowingimmensity – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Ai’s heartbreaking new documentary, “Human Flow,” about the global refugee crisis, continues a tradition of making work that is pungent conceptually and aesthetically – WASHINGTON POST