HUMAN FLOW (2017 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

Human Flow—probably one of the best documentaries since Facing Darkness—quickly assumes BRAVO! BRAVO! KUDOS! ENCORE! status. Master Director Ai Wei Wei opens viewing windows to allow total understanding of refugee needs, how those needs are not met, and how refugee suffering can prolong human misery for lifetimes. Without a particle of preaching, Wei Wei delivers a deeply disturbing journey into the refugee world. The documentary provides instant understanding into the needs of humans undergoing forced human flow.

Storyline

Disturbing visuals depict the stark reality of human refugees when torn from home countries.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Ai Wei Wei for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Andrew Cohen, Jeff Skoll, and Diane Weyermann for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Herself (Israa Abboud), Herself (Hiba Abed), Himself (Rami Abu Sondos), Himself (Fadi Abou Akleh), Herself (Yamama Al-Awaad), Herself (Asmaa Al-Bahiyya), Herself (Eman Al-Masina), Herself (Maya Ameratunga), Himself (Amir), Interviewee (Hanan Ashrawi), and Himself (Orlando Avis).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This absolute must see documentary contains outstanding educational material for the whole family to understand and appreciate the crisis of any person in refugee status. A masterpiece that promotes compassion for the human condition in the middle of forced emigration/immigration generates deeply troubling questions about why plans are not in place to completely and painlessly assimilate human beings during crisis periods that are severe enough to cause mass human movement.

Ben Meyers

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