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07 May Culture

HUMAN FLOW by Ai Weiwei – followed by talk and Q&A

|   02. May 2019



Husets Biograf


Start: 07/05/2019 19:00
End: 07/05/2019 22:30


CBS Film & CBS Art


40 kr.

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A collaboration between CBS Film, CBS Art and Husets Biograf presents:

HUMAN FLOW by Ai Weiwei followed by a discussion and Q&A led by CBS professor Robin Holt and CBS Postdoc fellow Maximilian Schellmann.

*RESERVATIONS can be made via Please include “HUMAN FLOW" and the number of reservations desired in the subject line of your e-mail, and you will receive a quick confirmation with further info. If you have other questions contact Jack, our house manager, at, or via 20297013 as a second option. No SMS.

18:30 = CAFÉ & TICKET COUNTER opens / We have free (unnumbered) seating / Please remember we only accept cash and Mobile Pay / Tickets are 40 DKK.

19:00 = HUMAN FLOW, 2017, dir. Ai Weiwei, 140 min. /
After the film, Prof. Robin Holt will discuss the themes of the movie in light of his interest in Ai Weiwei’s social entrepreneurship and aesthetics. Maximilian Schellmann will contribute to the talk and the discussion bringing his expertise from his Ph.D. research on The Politics of Organizing Refugee Camps.

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 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?