October 7, 2017 § Leave a comment
Controversial Chinese contemporary artist, Ai Weiwei, brings you on the struggling journey to the countries hardest hit by the global refugee and mass migration crisis around the world (Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Kenya, Greece, Italy, Germany, France, Bangladesh, Israel, Myanmar/Rohingya, and Mexico).
The first scene of the film depicts dozens of migrants in a raft boat, on a treacherous sea crossing, in the middle of an azure blue sea with a mountainous skyline in the background. The film provides astonishing statistics of the number of refugees who have fled their countries to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster, in search of the basic necessities, food, water, and shelter. The film also demonstrates their migration efforts to conflict free nations like Germany and Sweden, their housing situations in tent cities, and feelings of unwantedness. The average stay for a refugee is 25 years.
Opens in New York at the Angelika Film Center and The Landmark at 57 West, and in Los Angeles, on Friday, October 13, 2017.