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Maroochydore: Film: Human Flow
17 June 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Amnesty International Maroochydore in recognising Refugee Week with a screening of this powerful film, which will help you understand the current global refugee crisis through the view of 23 countries. The documentary gives a visual expression to the 65 million people who have been forced from their homes due to famine, climate change and war.
2017 Venice Film Festival – World Premiere
2017 Telluride Film Festival
Gabby Sutherland, a refugee activist who was a teacher with Save the Children in Nauru, will be speaking at the event to provide a powerful insight into the lives of people seeking asylum.
Come along to find out more about the refugee crisis through this artistic masterpiece and what you can do on a local level to improve the lives of refugees.
About the Artist:
Ai Weiwei (Director/Producer) is renowned for making strong aesthetic statements that resonate with timely phenomena across today’s geopolitical world. From architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Ai uses a wide range of mediums as expressions of new ways for his audiences to examine society and its values. Ai has made numerous documentaries about social and political issues that have won major film festival awards, including Disturbing the Peace, One Recluse, So Sorry, Ordos 100 and Ai Weiwei’s Appeal ¥15,220.910.50.
Ai was born in Beijing in 1957 and currently resides and works in both Beijing and Berlin. Ai is the current Einstein Visiting Professor at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), and he is the recipient of the 2015 Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International and the 2012 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent from the Human Rights Foundation.
Says Ai: “As an artist, I always believe in humanity and I see this crisis as my crisis. I see those people coming down to the boats as my family. They could be my children, could be my parents, could be my brothers. I don’t see myself as any different from them. We may speak totally different languages and have totally different belief systems but I understand them. Like me, they are also afraid of the cold and don’t like standing in the rain or being hungry. Like me, they need a sense of security.”