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FLiCX: Human Flow

Saturday, October 21, 2017,

  • Location: Belcourt Theatre

Dir. Ai Weiwei Various Countries 2017 140 min. NR DCP

Post-screening discussion led by Robert Barsky, professor of law specializing in immigration, refugee and border studies at Vanderbilt University Law School; and Jonathan Hiskey, associate professor of political science at Vanderbilt University.

Participants who commit to checking in with the FLiCX administrator by no later than 12:05pm, and to staying through the discussion, may RSVP on this page for tickets purchased by the dean of students office. 

Since seating is limited, we must remind participants of the following:

  • that if you RSVP in the affirmative, and your plans change, you are expected to log back in and change your status to “not attending;”
  • that Vanderbilt participants must RSVP for themselves, and may not be “guests;” and
  • that non-Vanderbilt guests are limited to one per participant.

Filmed over one year, Human Flow was shot by 25 film crews in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Serbia, Syria, Turkey and elsewhere. World-renowned artist, activist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei artfully captures the massive and shocking breadth of the global migration crisis in this epic film—portraying the plight of today’s 65 million forcibly displaced individuals, the highest number ever to be forced out of their homes by war, famine and climate change on long, treacherous journeys in search of new lives.

“Mountainous, sprawling, chaotic…This is angry, thoughtful, straightforward activist journalism: blunt, simple and impossible to ignore.” —Dave Calhoun, Time Out NY