Film Screening: Human Flow (2017) with Film Professor Dr. Patrick Brooks – FUAM

November 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre
200 Barlow Road

Join us for a film screening of Human Flow (2017) on Tuesday, November 6, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Kelley Theatre. Directed by Ai Weiwei, written by Chin Chin Yap, Tim Finch, and Boris Cheshirkov. Film Professor Dr. Patrick Brooks will facilitate conversation following the screening.

Donations will be accepted at the door for CIRI (Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants) and JUHAN (Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network).

About the film (from

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. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

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 is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. 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?

Presented in partnership with the Film, Television and Media Arts Program, JUHAN and CIRI